Some best-sellers headed to the big screen

Television producers seem to nod more enthusiastically at the novels we love, and plans have been announced to bring several book club favorites to the screen.

Atul Gawande’s “Being Mortal,” a new look at how we treat death by surgeon Gawande, presents both the failures of modern treatment and the ways doctors can do better with dying patients. This should be a riveting look at how doctors, hospice workers and other health professionals handle the end-of-life decisions that must be made.

Gail Honeyman’s popular “Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine” is also slated for moviemaking. Readers loved this story of a woman hiding from the real world in a comic fashion, with shades of sorrow and trauma. She is a survivor of abuse, a victim of workplace bullying and a reclusive figure — yet we loved her. Can’t wait to see this story brought to film.

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