Picks and Pans Review: Book Buzz
LOVE, VIDEO-STYLE IN THE EARLY '70S AUTHOR ERICH Segal's legendary weepfest Love Story dampened moviegoers' hankies all over the country. Now Segal's upcoming novel Only Love (Putnam) will be misting the CBS eye as a four-hour miniseries. The story, which Segal, 60, says is based on "a very personal experience," focuses on two former lovers who are reunited after 20 years. Will they rediscover what it means never to have to say they're sorry?
GO ASK ALICE BESTSELLING NOVELIST ALICE HOFFMAN must be relieved to learn that Sandra Bullock will definitely be starring in and Griffin Dunne (Addicted to Love) directing the Warner Bros, film of her 1995 novel Practical Magic (Putnam). Agent Ron Bernstein has sold movie rights to 4 of Hoffman's books in the past 10 years, but this is the first one to begin filming. Spellcasting starts January.