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 Franzen's Freedom for book club U.S. author Jonathan Franzen is getting a second chance to sit opposite Oprah Winfrey on her daytime talk show. Winfrey announced Friday she had picked Franzen's novel Freedom as her latest book club pick. Franzen becomes one of the few authors to have two ... 09/17/2010 - 7:17 am | View Link
Oprah picks Franzen's novel "Freedom" for book club "I am really betting that 'Freedom,' by ... you 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, one ... 09/17/2010 - 5:27 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 ... 09/17/2010 - 5:06 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 - 1:00 pm | View Link
Oprah Winfrey Picks Franzen’s ‘Freedom’ for Book Club Oprah Winfrey's latest book club selection is Jonathan Franzen's "Freedom," the Associated Press reports citing three booksellers. Winfrey is scheduled to announce her pick Friday. The move would mean Winfrey and Franzen have patched up their relationship ... 09/15/2010 - 1:00 pm | View Link
Oprah's Book Club Book List Oprah revolutionized the way the world reads when she started her Book Club in 1996. Find a complete list of the books from Oprah's Book Club. This Oprah Book Club ... 03/9/2014 - 5:50 am | View Website
Oprah's Book Club Picks (77 books) 77 books based on 1117 votes: She's Come Undone by Wally Lamb, The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver, I Know This Much Is True by Wally Lamb, Night ... 03/8/2014 - 5:16 pm | View Website
The Corrections: A Novel: Jonathan Franzen: 9780312421274 ... Jonathan Franzen's exhilarating novel The Corrections tells a spellbinding story with sexy comic brio, and evokes a quirky family akin to Anne Tyler's, only bitter ... 03/8/2014 - 12:58 pm | View Website
Jonathan Franzen Franzen's The Corrections, a novel of social criticism, garnered considerable critical acclaim in the United States, winning both the 2001 National Book Award for ... 03/8/2014 - 10:56 am | View Website
Strong Motion by Jonathan Franzen — Reviews, Discussion ... In Strong Motion, Franzen's second novel, new college graduate Louis Holland moves to Boston to work a minimum wage job at a radio station. An earthquake kills his ... 03/8/2014 - 7:21 am | View Website
Monday will mark Colum McCann's first visit to Pittsburgh, but he met one of the city's best-known ambassadors 20 years ago in Dublin. On that memorable occasion in 1994, Dan Rooney gave Mr. McCann the Rooney Prize for Irish Literature, which recognizes Irish writers of exceptional promise under the age of 40.
David Giffels, assistant professor of English at the University of Akron, tends to drive a particular idea home over and over from one essay to the next, then suddenly slip in the opposite of that exact point in his nonfiction collection, "The Hard Way on Purpose."
People keep leaving their spouses and partners in Lorrie Moore's "Bark." Despair can be downright comic, and Ms. Moore helps us to laugh out loud at degradations, humiliations and false hopes. At least she does so in the first story, "Debarking," in which poor Ira, after six months of divorce, still can't get his wedding ring off.
If you could lay its maps over each other on see-through paper, you might begin to grasp the historical, geographical and linguistic twists and turns Simon Winder steers the reader through in "Danubia: A Personal History of Habsburg Europe."
Two years ago, an online campaign called "KONY2012" was started in a effort to bring attention to the atrocities committed by warlord Joseph Kony in parts of central Africa. Kony and his Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) abducted children and forced them into service as soldiers. Kony and the child soldiers of the LRA terrorized the people of Uganda for more than two decades.