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 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 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 - 2:17 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
Freedom by Jonathan Franzen Book Excerpt About the Author Jonathan Franzen was born in Western Springs, Illinois, in 1959, and grew up in Webster Groves, Missouri, a suburb of St. Louis. 10/31/2014 - 5:49 am | View Website
The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen — Reviews ... July 2012 Facts concerning Jonathan Franzen's novel The Corrections •Print runs of Jonathan Franzen's novel The Corrections are believed to be the largest in ... 10/30/2014 - 9:07 pm | View Website
Freedom by Jonathan Franzen — Reviews, Discussion ... I read Freedom the week before Christmas. What was I thinking? Did I want a bleak, almost sullen, portrayal of America in the new century? And not a ... 10/30/2014 - 6:51 pm | View Website
Freedom ~ Jonathan Franzen | Literal Life Literal: expressed by letters. ~ Life: the general or universal condition of human existence. 10/30/2014 - 6:15 pm | View Website
Freedom by Jonathan Franzen Reading Questions Get the most out of your book club discussion with these reading questions and topics for Oprah's Book Club selection Freedom by Jonathan Franzen. 10/30/2014 - 5:32 pm | View Website
Progressives, as a rule, do not look back with nostalgia at 2004 — a dismal, disempowering year, a time of swiftboating and flip-flopping and generally being left sputtering in the face of the Bush-Cheney barrage. One exception to that rule is Barack Obama, whose keynote address at that year’s Democratic National Convention launched him toward the office he now holds.
A few days ago, I had one of my MARC moments. The commuter train from Baltimore to Washington slowed just outside the Beltway, wheezing along as if it were dragging the 1st Armored Division. The German tourists behind me looked bewildered at our sorry pace. Eventually, the scratchy intercom informed us that a train in front of us was having difficulties.
The video of American journalist James Foley’s execution was shocking and brutal. Within an hour of its release in August by jihadists, it had been seen around the world, spread by social networks and amplified by traditional media. YouTube, Facebook and other major online content distributors quickly tried to purge the worst segments from their networks, yet the images kept resurfacing.
John Cleese’s memoir is just about everything one would expect of its author — smart, thoughtful, provocative and above all funny — but it is not what his most ardent fans probably have been expecting, a blow-by-blow account of the making of his most notable work: “Monty Python’s Flying Circus,” the many films made by the Monty Python troupe and the “Fawlty Towers” situation comedy.
Most Americans are aware that France helped us win independence from Britain, but few appreciate the huge influence France continued to have here during our nation’s formative years. In its infancy, the United States was a scarecrow of a country — mostly farms and a few hamlets scattered among diverse, semi-independent states — with meager economic development.
Marc Kusnetz, an NBC News producer, spent the night of Nov. 9, 1989, watching a joyous crowd attack the wall that had trapped them for 28 years. When he returned to his hotel room the following morning, he noticed that he was covered in a thick layer of chalky powder.