When Oprah launched her book club in September 1996, her first-ever selection was not from a writer with dozens of books under his or her belt -- in fact it was the complete opposite. Oprah chose Jacquelyn Mitchard's debut novel The Deep End of the Ocean to kick off her book club, and she has continued to select authors' first works throughout the years. This includes her latest selection for Oprah's Book Club 2.0, Ayana Mathis' The Twelve Tribes of Hattie.
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