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100 ‘most inspiring’ novels revealed by BBC Arts

100 ‘most inspiring’ novels revealed by BBC Arts

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A list of the most inspiring novels chosen by a panel of experts has been revealed by BBC Arts.Modern works such as Bridget Jones's Diary and His Dark Materials made the cut along with classics like Pride & Prejudice and Middlemarch.Writers, curators and critics, including Mariella Frostrup, selected the 100 English language Novels That Shaped Our World.The list also includes Jilly Cooper's Riders and Zadie Smith's White Teeth.BBC Arts director Jonty Claypole said he wants the list to be "provocative, spark debate and inspire curiosity."The reveal kickstarts the BBC's year-long celebration of literature. Some of the other novels chosen include A Game of Thrones by Ge...
Interview: Sam Trammell calls ‘Breakthrough’ an ‘inspiring, heartwarming story’

Interview: Sam Trammell calls ‘Breakthrough’ an ‘inspiring, heartwarming story’

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April 17 (UPI) -- True Blood and The Fault in Our Stars alum Sam Trammell hopes his new film, Breakthrough, offers a ray of hope to people in a divisive time. "It really was an inspiring, heartwarming story," Trammell told UPI in a recent phone interview. Based on a real 2015 event and set to open in theaters Wednesday, the film casts Trammell as Kent Sutterer, the doctor who treated John Smith [Marcel Ruiz] after the 14-year-old boy fell through a frozen lake in St. Louis while playing with his friends. Although the rescued teen was clinically dead for 45 minutes, Sutterer bucked protocol and continued to work on him until John's devoutly Christian mother Joyce [Chrissy Metz] arrived at the hospital. Joyce prayed over her son, and 30 seconds later, his pulse returned. His family, friend...