Tie-Ins: To Buy and DIY | Wyatt’s World

The fall movie and TV season is starting, bringing with it plenty of adaptations and tie-in editions to refresh the collection. Other page-to-screen versions demand that librarians make their own tie-in accompaniments and search for titles that connect to and expand upon the film or show.

  • Devil in the Grove: Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys, and the Dawn of a New America by Gilbert King (Harper).
    The new movie Marshall, based on one of former Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall’s early cases, premieres October 13. Support readers interested in the film with this Pulitzer Prize–winning mix of history, crime, and Southern gothic addressing another of his famous cases, before he presided over America’s highest court.
  • The Walking Dead. Bk. 14, by Robert Kirkman & others (Image).
    The bloody TV series that provides fans plenty of chills and drives critics crazy with its storytelling pitfalls starts a new season on October 22. For those following the comics that the show is based on, here’s a new compilation to look forward to, detailing the battle of the Whisperers (the living who mix with the zombies) and Rick’s group of survivors. This volume collects the series’ single Issues 157–168.
  • Granite Mountain: The Firsthand Account of a Tragic Wildfire, Its Lone Survivor, and the Firefighters Who Made the Ultimate Sacrifice by Brendan McDonough with Stephan Talty (Hachette).
    To prepare readers for the October 20 release of Only the Brave, librarians can gather a rich backlist of titles on firefighting and smokejumpers, including this title that served as the film’s inspiration. A memoir by a member of the Granite Mountain Hotshots, it chronicles the elite firefighter’s redemption in his work and the fire itself.
  • The Snowman: Movie Tie-In Edition by Jo Nesbø; tr. from Swedish by Don Bartlett (Vintage Crime: Black Lizard).
    If copies of Nesbø’s seventh Harry Hole novel are looking a bit worse for wear, update your holdings with this tie-in edition. Long considered one of Nesbø’s best and a good place for readers new to the series to jump in, this novel offers a complex, stylish, and gritty read. The film opens October 20 and stars Michael Fassbender as Hole.
  • A Necessary Spectacle: Billie Jean King, Bobby Riggs, and the Tennis Match That Leveled the Game by Selena Roberts (Crown).
    Starring Emma Stone and Steve Carell, The Battle of the Sexes (in theaters on September 22) re-creates the famous and culturally significant 1973 tennis match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs that changed the sport for women. Here, Roberts details the history of that event, as well as the era in which it took place, while also focusing on the motivations and characters of the players.
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Neal Wyatt compiles LJ's online feature Wyatt's World and is the author of The Readers' Advisory Guide to Nonfiction (ALA Editions, 2007). She is a collection development and readers' advisory librarian from Virginia. Those interested in contributing to The Reader's Shelf should contact her directly at Readers_Shelf@comcast.net

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