Novelist's Debut Is Newest Pick for Oprah's Book Club It is a dream come true for a first-time novelist: a call from Oprah Winfrey with the news that your novel has been chosen for her book club. That dream recently came true for Ayana Mathis, the author of “The Twelve Tribes of Hattie” (Alfred A. More
Oprah's book club is back Oprah Winfrey — once an unrivaled force in selling books — is back. Her impact can be seen on USA TODAY's Best-Selling books list as Cheryl Strayed's memoir Wild, the first title in Winfrey's relaunched club (announced June 1), rises from No. More
Year-end books: E-sales surge; where's Oprah? In a year when Borders went out of business and Oprah's Book Club disappeared, e-book sales surged and self-published authors got rich selling 99-cent digital books. But it also was a good year for an old print lion —Ernest Hemingway— and books about a famous 20th-century couple, Jack and Jackie. More
'Oprah' finale scores biggest audience in 17 years Preliminary figures show Wednesday's finale of "The Oprah Winfrey Show" scored its highest audience in 17 years. The Nielsen Co. said Thursday that the final episode delivered a 13.3 household rating in the nation's metered markets. More
Oprah picks Jonathan Franzen''s novel "Freedom" for book club In 2001, Winfrey chose Franzen's National Book Award winner "The Corrections," but the novelist snubbed her by calling her book club picks "schmaltzy and one-dimensional". US television talk show queen Oprah Winfrey chose Jonathan Franzen's best-selling ... 09/17/2010 - 6:02 am | View Link
Oprah picks Jonathan Franzen's 'Freedom' for book club NEW YORK — Novelist Jonathan Franzen is back in the world's largest book club. Nine years after Franzen dissed Oprah Winfrey, the literary writer and talk-show queen have made up. Winfrey made it official this morning: The next selection in her book club ... 09/17/2010 - 5:06 am | View Link
Oprah picks Franzen's novel "Freedom" for book club CHICAGO (Reuters) - Television talk show queen Oprah Winfrey chose Jonathan Franzen's best-selling novel "Freedom" for ... Franzen's National Book Award winner "The Corrections," but the novelist snubbed her by calling her book club picks "schmaltzy ... 09/17/2010 - 1:27 am | View Link
Oprah Book Club Picks Jonathan Franzen's 'Freedom' Oprah forgives, but Oprah never forgets... Oprah Winfrey doesn't hold grudges, and that's a good thing for novelist Jonathan Franzen. The writer's new book, Freedom, was selected by Oprah as her latest book club pick, despite the fact the two had been ... 09/16/2010 - 6:20 pm | View Link
Oprah Winfrey Reportedly Picks Jonathan Franzen's 'Freedom' For Book Club Several news organizations — including Reuters, The Associated Press and The New York Times — report Oprah Winfrey will pick Jonathan Franzen's Freedom for her book club. Almost nine years ago, Oprah Winfrey afforded the same honor — reward? 09/16/2010 - 10:06 am | View Link
Jonathan Franzen | Authors | Macmillan Jonathan Franzen is the author of four novels (Freedom, The Corrections, Strong Motion, and The Twenty-Seventh City), two collecti... 10/1/2014 - 6:06 pm | View Website
Jonathan Franzen's Favorite Fiction Books He's on our list of great American writers, but we wanted to know: What are Jonathan Franzen's favorite books? Here are some of his favorite fiction reads since 1940. 10/1/2014 - 7:36 am | View Website
Jonathan Franzen Jonathan Earl Franzen (born August 17, 1959) is an American novelist and essayist. His 2001 novel, The Corrections, a sprawling, satirical family drama, drew ... 10/1/2014 - 6:18 am | View Website
Oprah's Book Club Picks (75 books) All of these books are from Oprah's Original Book Club and Oprah's Book Club 2.0. Please only vote for books that are actually on Oprah's official book club list. 09/30/2014 - 9:35 pm | View Website
Freedom ~ Jonathan Franzen | Literal Life Literal: expressed by letters. ~ Life: the general or universal condition of human existence. 09/30/2014 - 7:05 pm | View Website
When I reviewed “Get Real” in 2009, it looked to be Donald E. Westlake’s final book: On the last day of 2008, at the age of 75, he had suffered a fatal heart attack while on vacation in Mexico. His death wasn’t just a loss to his family and friends, though; it was also a loss to readers, for Westlake was one of the most sheerly entertaining fiction writers of his time.
Exploding with violence and seething with arousal, the third novel by Marlon James cuts a swath across recent Jamaican history. It leaves its Kingston ghettos strewn with victims, a few of them lovers, all of them spattered with blood. Seven killings? That’s just for starters. This compelling, not-so-brief history brings off a social portrait worthy of Diego Rivera, antic and engagé, a fascinating tangle of the naked and the dead.
A massive storm grounds Kate's flight home to Chicago. Sitting on the tarmac, passengers check their cellphones, flight attendants announce backed up toilets. The old man sitting next to her, Frank from Wisconsin, has been telling her about his wonderful life for two hours.
In the race for D. C. delegate to Congress, independent candidate Tim Krepp doesn’t have a ghost of a chance against longtime incumbent Eleanor Holmes Norton. But Krepp, a local tour guide, is something of an expert on ghosts. He’s the author of “Capitol Hill Haunts” and “Ghosts of Georgetown.” Like any Washington power broker, he knows where the bodies are buried — and he knows where they don’t stay buried.