Before 'American Dirt,' a history of Oprah's Book Club controversies

Oprah Winfrey first launched Oprah's Book Club on Sept. 16, 1996, 10 years into "The Oprah Winfrey Show," one of the highest-rated daytime talk shows in television history. Continue reading at 'Los Angeles Times'

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This Is The Controversy Behind Oprah's Latest Book Club Pick, 'American Dirt'

Jeanine Cummins' book has been lauded by Stephen King and Lauren Groff, but also lambasted as "problematic," "harmful" and "brownfacing." Continue reading at HuffPost

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Oprah Winfrey wades into 'American Dirt' controversy with her book club pick

Oprah Winfrey chose "American Dirt" as her latest book club selection. Author Jeanine Cummins' novel has sparked a backlash for its portrayal of immigrants. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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Oprah’s Book Club Drops My Dark Vanessa, Keeps American Dirt

After holding a forum to discuss one contentious novel, Winfrey said she did not want to wade into literary controversy again. Continue reading at Slate

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Oprah’s Book Club drops My Dark Vanessa as a pick because of Twitter controversy.

After the massive blowback from its selection of American Dirt—a book about the migrant experience widely denounced for having very little connection to the migrant experience (or to Mexico, where the book is set)—it makes sense that Oprah’s Book Club would make future selections more... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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Oprah Winfrey promises a 'deeper' discussion of 'American Dirt' amid controversy

Oprah Winfrey is finally addressing the controversy surrounding her latest book club pick, "American Dirt," and promising to take its critics seriously. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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New partnership between Oprah Winfrey and Apple brings Oprah's Book Club to Apple Books and Apple TV+

Oprah Winfrey has teamed up with Apple to launch her famous Oprah's Book Club in Apple Books. Her first selection is Ta-Nehisi Coates' The Water Dancer. As well as bringing her recommendations to the Apple Books app, Oprah also has a series starting on Apple TV+ in November. New episodes are... Continue reading at Betanews

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L.A. Times Book Club's next book will be Laila Lalami's 'The Other Americans'

The Los Angeles Times Book Club has selected "The Other Americans" as its next book and hosts a July 30 conversation with author Laila Lalami at the Skirball Cultural Center. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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L.A. Times Book Club’s next book will be Laila Lalami's ‘The Other Americans’

The Los Angeles Times Book Club has selected “The Other Americans” as its next book and hosts a July 30 conversation with author Laila Lalami at the Skirball Cultural Center. The novel is a mystery and family drama that unfolds in a Southern California desert town after a Moroccan immigrant... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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Oprah’s latest book club pick: ‘Nightcrawling,’ by Leila Mottley

"Nightcrawling" is a harrowing story of life on the streets and police corruption, by Leila Mottley, the youngest Oprah Book Club author. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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Scholar of the Early Republic Wins American History Book Prize

The New-York Historical Society award goes to Alan Taylor, whose “American Republics” emphasizes the fragility of the American experiment from the beginning. Continue reading at The New York Times

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Oprah’s latest Book Club pick, ‘The Sweetness of Water,’ is a miraculous debut

Nathan Harris sets his novel in Georgia during the murky twilight of the Civil War. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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Scholar of World War II Homefront Wins American History Book Prize

The New-York Historical Society award goes to a study of fractures in American society a year after Pearl Harbor, which resonates amid the pandemic today. Continue reading at The New York Times

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I’ve Got to Talk to Someone About This! A History of Book Clubs

A deep dive into the history of book clubs, including Black and Queer book club spaces. Continue reading at Book Riot

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Asian-American Identity: Gold House Book Club Opens This Month

'Championing authentic Asian representation through media to reshape public opinion,' Gold House opens a new book club. The post Asian-American Identity: Gold House Book Club Opens This Month appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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We at Literary Hub hereby approve of Oprah’s newest book club pick.

Phew. I know, you were all waiting on us, right? Especially you, Oprah. Oprah definitely cares what we think. Well, good news everybody: the official position of Literary Hub is that Oprah’s latest book club pick, Isabel Wilkerson’s Caste, is a knockout choice. “Of all the books I’ve chosen for... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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Oprah’s next book club pick is Deacon King Kong.

Oprah Winfrey announced today that her next book club selection would be Deacon King Kong by James McBride, a novel that she says resonates at a time when America is facing a reckoning over race and violence against black people. “In a moment when our country roils with righteous anger and grief... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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Oprah has announced her April book club pick.

On today’s CBS This Morning, Oprah Winfrey announced her April book club selection: Robert Kolker’s Hidden Valley Road: Inside the Mind of an American Family. Kolker book is a work of narrative nonfiction—with elements of biography, reportage, and scientific investigation—about the life of a... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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Oprah’s Book Club dropped her novel. It still became a best seller.

Kate Elizabeth Russell’s publication experience has been the best of times and the worst of times. Here’s why. Continue reading at The New York Times

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Rick Atkinson Wins American History Book Prize

The award from the New-York Historical Society honors the first installment of his planned trilogy about the American Revolution, which emphasizes the conflict’s costs and uncertainties. Continue reading at The New York Times

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