nononsenseBy Heather Elia

(Hamilton, NY – Jan. 2013) The Colgate Bookstore and Hamilton Theater announce the Winter 2013 season of the Hamilton Book & Movie Club, beginning Thursday, Jan. 31, at 5:30 p.m.  The theme of the season is “No-Nonsense Heroines” featuring books and movies about physically and mentally strong women who are often very different from their peers. For more information about this season’s selections or to join the club, visit

The selected book-movie pairs for this season are as follows:

Jan. 31: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, novel by Stieg Larsson; 2009 movie (Swedish with English subtitles) starring Noomi Rapace. Mikael Blomkvist, a crusading journalist recently trapped by a libel conviction, is hired to investigate the disappearance of a young woman from a wealthy family who went missing more than 40 years in the past. Mikael is assisted in his search by a contemporary young woman – the gifted but troubled Lisbeth Salander.

Feb. 28: Temple Grandin, based on the memoir Thinking in Pictures; 2010 movie starring Claire Danes. A true story about a woman diagnosed with autism at age 2. With the help of family, a caring educator and self-advocacy, Temple overcomes many difficulties to become a professor and ground-breaking animal scientist in the livestock industry, as well as an autism advocate and activist.

March 28: The Hunger Games, novel by Suzanne Collins; 2012 movie starring Jennifer Lawrence. Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen lives with her mother and younger sister in District 12 of the post-apocalyptic nation of Panem. Her life changes when she becomes a tribute from her district in the Hunger Games: a national, televised fight to the death between two dozen boys and girls (one of each from the nation’s 12 districts).

Heather Elia is marketing coordinator for the Colgate Bookstore.

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