Oprah’s newest Book Club Book


Today Oprah announced the latest book in her book club and its Say You’re One Of Them by Uwen Akpan.

It first came out in June of 2008. I have had this on my TBR pile since the fall of last year. It was actually part of a book win that I never got to read. Perhaps I will make it a point to take it out and read.

ABOUT THE BOOK:
Each story in this jubilantly acclaimed collection pays testament to the wisdom and resilience of children, even in the face of the most agonizing circumstances.

A family living in a makeshift shanty in urban Kenya scurries to find gifts of any kind for the impending Christmas holiday. A Rwandan girl relates her family’s struggles to maintain a facade of normalcy amid unspeakable acts. A young brother and sister cope with their uncle’s attempt to sell them into slavery.

Aboard a bus filled with refugees—a microcosm of today’s Africa—a Muslim boy summons his faith to bear a treacherous ride across Nigeria. Through the eyes of childhood friends the emotional toll of religious conflict in Ethiopia becomes viscerally clear.

Uwem Akpan’s debut signals the arrival of a breathtakingly talented writer who gives a matter-of-fact reality to the most extreme circumstances in stories that are nothing short of transcendent.

Do you think you will be reading this one?

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Oprah’s Book Club

Here is the Oprah Book Club list of all the books she has done to date:

2008
The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski (BOUGHT/ TBR)
A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle (BOUGHT/READING THIS NOW)

2007
The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett (BOUGHT/ TBR)
Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel García Márquez (BOUGHT/TBR)
Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides (BOUGHT/TBR)
The Road by Cormac McCarthy (BOUGHT/TBR)
The Measure of a Man by Sidney Poitier2006 (BOUGHT/TBR)
Night by Elie Wiesel (BOUGHT/TBR)

2005
A Million Little Pieces by James Frey (BOUGHT/READ)
Light in August by William Faulkner (BOUGHT/TBR)
The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner (BOUGHT/TBR)
As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner2004 (BOUGHT/TBR)
The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck (BOUGHT/TBR)
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy (BOUGHT/TBR)
The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers (BOUGHT/TBR)
One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez (BOUGHT/TBR)

2003
Cry, The Beloved Country by Alan Paton
East of Eden by John Steinbeck2002 (BOUGHT/TBR)
Sula by Toni Morrison
Fall on Your Knees by Ann-Marie MacDonald (BOUGHT/TBR)

2001
A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry
The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen
Cane River by Lalita Tademy
Stolen Lives: Twenty Years in a Desert Jail by Malika Oufkir
Icy Sparks by Gwyn Hyman Rubio
We Were The Mulvaneys by Joyce Carol Oates

2000
House of Sand and Fog by Andre Dubus III
Drowning Ruth by Christina Schwarz
Open House by Elizabeth Berg
The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
While I Was Gone by Sue Miller
The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
Back Roads by Tawni O’Dell
Daughter of Fortune by Isabel Allende
Gap Creek by Robert Morgan

1999
A Map of the World by Jane Hamilton
Vinegar Hill by A. Manette Ansay
River, Cross My Heart by Breena Clarke
Tara Road by Maeve Binchy
Mother of Pearl by Melinda Haynes
White Oleander by Janet Fitch
The Pilot’s Wife by Anita Shreve (BOUGHT AND READ)
The Reader by Bernhard Schlink
Jewel by Bret Lott

1998
Where the Heart Is by Billie Letts (BOUGHT AND READ)
Midwives by Chris Bohjalian
What Looks Like Crazy on an Ordinary Day by Pearl Cleage
I Know This Much Is True by Wally Lamb
Breath, Eyes, Memory by Edwidge Danticat
Black and Blue by Anna Quindlen
Here on Earth by Alice Hoffman
Paradiseby Toni Morrison

1997
The Best Way To Play by Bill Cosby
The Treasure Hunt by Bill Cosby
The Meanest Thing To Say by Bill Cosby
A Virtuous Woman by Kaye Gibbons (BOUGHT TBR)
Ellen Foster by Kaye Gibbons (BOUGHT TBR)
A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest J. Gaines
Songs In Ordinary Time by Mary McGarry Morris
The Heart of a Woman by Maya Angelou
The Rapture of Canaan by Sheri Reynolds (BOUGHT TBR)
Stones from the River by Ursula Hegi (BOUGHT TBR)
She’s Come Undone by Wally Lamb (BOUGHT AND READ)

1996
The Book of Ruth by Jane Hamilton (BOUGHT TBR)
Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison
The Deep End of the Ocean by Jacquelyn Mitchard (BOUGHT AND READ)

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Oprah’s 62nd book selection

This is the latest book in Oprah’s book club. Is she really at 62? If I am mistaken then I apologize. When I saw this annouced I went online and started to read the reviews. All of which made the book sound really good. She warned the viewers not to read the dust jacket as it contained a bunch of spoilers of the book. Apparently the publishers are planning on changing the contents in the dust jacket.

This is the debut novel for David and its been a work in progress for the past 10 years. Its no thin novel, its a huge book with 576 pages. Oprah calls it a mystery. It was a book she couldn’t put down this summer.

Tonight I picked the book up. Thankfully I have my rewards card so I was able to get my discount on the book. I decided that I would take part in the 5 week sessions for the book. Is anyone else going to do this? If so the first part starts in roughly a months time.

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