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Divorce Bestsellers: Films That Were Based On Bestselling Books

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First Posted: 12/09/11 03:17 PM ET Updated: 12/12/11 02:13 PM ET

From Nathaniel Hawthorne's classic novel, "The Scarlet Letter," to Elizabeth Gilbert's more contemporary, "Eat, Pray, Love," marital turmoil, divorce, and the drama that ensues certainly makes for good reading.

It's no wonder, then, that these 13 books--all of which feature divorce as a central theme--not only became bestsellers, but were also turned into films.

Click through our picks and weigh in: does divorce have entertainment value?

"Message In A Bottle" by Nicholas Sparks
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Nicholas Sparks' 1998 novel, "Message in a Bottle," spent more than a year on the New York Times bestseller list and sold more than 850,000 hardcover copies. The story is about a journalist recovering from a hurtful divorce. Despite her attempt to close herself off emotionally, she eventually finds love again. The 1999 film version starred Kevin Costner and Robin Wright.
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