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Girls Trip and 6 Female Authors With Record Breakers at the Box Office

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Now that the summer movie season is officially over, it’s time to take stock. Overall, it hasn’t been the strongest year, with reboots bombing left and right, and even well-established franchises like Pirates of the Caribbean failing to find an audience. But not every movie tanked. There were a few standouts, and many of them happened to be directed or written by women. Two of the biggest record smashers of the summer were the Patty Jenkins directed Wonder Woman, and Girls Trip, which was written by two women, Kenya Barris and Tracy Oliver. Girls Trip recently made headlines for breaking the $100 million mark, making it the first film to make over $100 million that was written, directed, and produced by…

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Big Stone Gap comes home

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You don’t often read a novel that is equal parts funny, romantic and heartwarming, but Big Stone Gap, by Adriana Trigiani, is exactly that. It’s no wonder that the book (and it’s three sequels!) have a rabid following, with fans across the world eager to read more and more about Ave Maria and her life in the quaint, Appalachian town of Big Stone Gap. After years of trying to see it adapted for the big screen, the book has recently been made into a movie starring Ashley Judd and Patrick Wilson—guaranteeing an even wider audience for Trigiani’s beloved story. At the heart of the Big Stone Gap series is Ave Maria Mulligan, a self-proclaimed spinster at 35 who owns the…

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