USA Today Reports:
Courting Katniss: Now that we know who will play Lisbeth Salander in the American movie version of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (Rooney Mara), fans are speculating about the next plum book role for a young actress: Katniss Everdeen, the teen heroine of Suzanne Collins' young-adult dystopian trilogy. The final novel, Mockingjay, shoots to the top of USA TODAY's Best-Selling Books list in its first week of sales. ET, MTV and the Los Angeles Times all say Kick-Ass star Chloe Moretz has the inside track to star in the adaptation of the first book, The Hunger Games. Twilight's Kristen Stewart is also mentioned in nearly all the online shortlists, according to The Daily Beast. The screenplay was written by Collins and revised by screenwriter Billy Ray (24,Flightplan). Production begins early next year.
Winter 'Dreams': Summer's not over, but early reading copies of Kim Edwards' January novel from Viking, The Lake of Dreams, have landed on book critics' desks. Edwards' 2005 debut novel, The Memory Keeper's Daughter, sold 4 million copies. It became a No. 1 USA TODAY best seller and spent 119 weeks on the list. In an e-mail, Edwards says, "The Lake of Dreams is set in a fictional town in the gorgeous Finger Lakes region in Upstate New York, where I grew up. The novel has a contemporary narrator, Lucy Jarrett, but the story turns on the discovery of a hidden history that will change Lucy's family, as well as her own life direction, forever."