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What is Newton Reading?

Posted November 28, 2008 07:00 AM

"Vicki Myron is passionate about libraries, about Iowa, about the town of Spencer, and especially about Dewey, the cat who ran the Spencer Public Library.,'' begins a review on the Newton Reads blog of Dewey, the Small Town Library Cat who Touched The World.

The Newtonville Books Blog reports that a movie is in the works: "Meryl Streep is set to play a librarian in the upcoming cat movie adaptation of Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World. We get the following scoop this morning thanks to the good people over at Variety:

Meryl Streep is purring over “Dewey,” a fact-based film about a stray cat’s impact on the town of Spencer, Iowa. The project has landed at New Line Cinema. Streep is attached to star in the adaptation of the Vicki Myron book Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World. Pamela Gray will pen the script.''

Other selections recommended by the bloggers at the Newton Free Library are: Twisted Head, What the World Eats, and The 10-year Nap.

The Globe's Off the Shelf blog lists area paperback fiction bestsellers at area stores, including Newtonville and New England Mobile Book Fair.

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