Based on the Book

The movie Winter’s Bone, based on the book by Daniel Woodrell, was nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay at this year’s Academy Awards, and we have the book available in our collection. Based on clips from last night’s show, the story looks pretty intense.

“Ree Dolly’s father has skipped bail on charges that he ran a crystal meth lab, and the Dollys will lose their house if he doesn’t show up for his next court date. With two young brothers depending on her, 16-year-old Ree knows she has to bring her father back, dead or alive. Living in the harsh poverty of the Ozarks, Ree learns quickly that asking questions of the rough Dolly clan can be a fatal mistake. But, as an unsettling revelation lurks, Ree discovers unforeseen depths in herself and in a family network that protects its own at any cost.”

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