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Daniel Silva, J. Courtney Sullivan, & Ian Rusten Get Booked

Here are some literary events to pencil in your calendar this week.

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Novelist Daniel Silva will appear to discuss the latest installment of the Gabriel Allon series, The English Girl. Meet him on Tuesday, July 16th at Barnes & Noble (Union Square branch) starting 7 p.m. (New York, NY)

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Reese Witherspoon To Produce Another Knopf Book

Reese Witherspoon will produce an adaptation of J. Courtney Sullivan‘s The Engagements, a novel that won’t be published until June 11. Deadline Hollywood had the scoop:

The novel tells a deeply romantic story that follows a diamond engagement ring from the 1930s to the present, connecting five very different relationships in surprising and unexpected ways. Witherspoon might be part of an ensemble cast.

Witherspoon is already working on adaptations of Wild by Cheryl Strayed (also published by Knopf) and Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn (published by Crown, another Random House imprint).

Read Like a NY Times Columnist

16293_kristof_nicholas_d.gifEver wish you could peek into the bookshelf of a New York Times columnist? This week The Daily Beast fulfilled your desires with special feature looking at Nicholas Kristof‘s favorite books (pictured, via Sara Barrett).

The columnist is currently promoting his own book, “Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide,” so the list is especially timely. His list includes everything from a Lee Child thriller to a Chinese memoir to a book about world poverty.

Here are the columnist’s thoughts about “Commencement” by J. Courtney Sullivan: “A terrific debut novel following a group of young friends at Smith College in the years before and after graduation. It’s a literary page-turner that was just published a few months ago, and it’s a beautiful exploration of friendship and feminism.”