Wednesday, December 12, 2007

But the Book Was Better ... A Simple Plan

Hello Readers and Film Buffs,

Mark your calendars! The Friends of the Morton Mandan Public Library, in conjunction with the Cinema 100 Film Society, will host its third annual “But the Book Was Better …” book/film discussion series in January 2008.

This year we are discussing A Simple Plan by Scott Smith. The film version has the same title and stars Bill Paxton, Billy Bob Thornton, and Bridget Fonda. Erin Goodale, who is an Assistant Professor of English at Bismarck State College, will lead the discussions.

WHO: You! Discussions are free and open to all.
WHAT: A Simple Plan by Scott Smith

“Two brothers and a friend find $4 million in the cockpit of a downed plane. The pilot is dead. No one is looking for the money. To keep it, all they have to do is wait. It all sounded so simple …”

Stephen King called this book, “Simply the best suspense novel of the year!”

Sunday, January 6, 2008, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. - Book discussion
Sunday, January 27, 2008, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. - Film discussion

WHERE: Morton Mandan Public Library (609 West Main, Mandan), Starion Financial Community Room

WHY: It’s fun to talk about books and movies with others who also enjoy reading and watching films.

HOW: The book and the DVD (or video) may be borrowed from local libraries or rented/purchased from local merchants. Read the book, watch the movie, and join us for lively discussions!

NEED MORE INFORMATION? For more information about the discussion series or the Friends, call the Morton Mandan Public Library at 667-5365 or visit

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