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 - 11:32 am | View Link
Oprah picks Franzen's novel "Freedom" for book club "I am really betting that 'Freedom,' by Jonathan Franzen ... In 2001, Winfrey chose Franzen's National Book Award winner "The Corrections," but the novelist snubbed her by calling her book club picks "schmaltzy, one-dimensional" and worried that her ... 09/17/2010 - 10:55 am | View Link
Oprah Winfrey selects Jonathan Frazen's 'Freedom' for book club CHICAGO-- Oprah Winfrey chose Jonathan Franzen's new book "Freedom" for her book club on Friday ... But then Franzen called some of Winfrey's book club picks "schmaltzy" and worried about his place in the "high-end literary tradition." 09/17/2010 - 2:24 am | View Link
Oprah picks Franzen's novel "Freedom" for book club "I am really betting that 'Freedom,' by Jonathan Franzen ... should want in a book," Winfrey said. In 2001, Winfrey chose 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 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 ... 09/16/2010 - 5:06 pm | View Link
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. 04/1/2015 - 8:43 pm | View Website
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Oprah's Book Club Picks (74 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. 04/1/2015 - 9:16 am | View Website
Freedom by Jonathan Franzen In his latest novel, Jonathan Franzen returns to fiction with a comic and tragic epic of contemporary love and marriage. 03/30/2015 - 4:56 pm | View Website
Jonathan Franzen | Authors | Macmillan Jonathan Franzen on Author Videos and the Novel. Franzen discusses how odd it is to talk about novels through the medium of a brief author video. 03/30/2015 - 5:29 am | View Website
On its cover, “Tales of the Marvellous and News of the Strange” is described as “the first English translation of a medieval Arab fantasy collection.” First discovered in 1933, in Istanbul, in a unique manuscript, it is now presented in English by the distinguished Arabist Malcolm C. Lyons, who a mere seven years ago brought out a complete and up-to-date translation of “The Arabian Nights: Tales of 1001 Nights.” For each of those three hefty volumes, Robert Irwin, best known for “The Arabian Nights: A Companion,” supplied a characteristically learned and engaging introduction, as he does again for this new book.
There’s a long-beloved saying in the romance genre: “The heroine always wins.” In books by women and for women, it should come as no surprise that heroines are the heroes of the action, finding themselves, their power and their future through love. But these are not simpering misses. These are strong women, deeply committed to their dreams, their passions and those they love.
Known for his playful poetry and for flouting typographical custom, Edward Estlin Cummings grew up happily entangled in both nature and words — contentedly aware of his “enormous smallness” while exploring the wilderness. His ode to spring, “when the world is mud-luscious” and “puddle-wonderful,” seems particularly fitting as a long, challenging winter gives way to a wet April.