August 24, 2009 12:00 PM

>Library or multiplex? Leah’s call on lit flicks.

THE TIME TRAVELER’S WIFE Audrey Niffenegger’s 2003 novel wins. The book offers layers of feeling and meaning merely skated on by the film.

JULIE & JULIA This tasty flick is based on Julie Powell’s 2005 memoir Julie & Julia and Julia Child’s 2006 tome My Life in France. The movie beats Powell’s icky-cute book, but Child’s memoir is most delicious of all.

MY SISTER’S KEEPER The movie is far from great, but at least improves on the ridiculous ending of Jodi Picoult’s 2004 novel.

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