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Precious Fall Book Selection

Kim Michele Richardson | Posted 11.22.2014 | Books
Kim Michele Richardson

This fall, the prestigious small press, Ashland Creek Press, gives us Love & Ordinary Creatures -- a richly told tale of grace, heartbreak and redemption. One of those grand 'You Gotta Read This' books to gift to others.

Dear Oprah

Allison K Hill | Posted 09.06.2013 | Books
Allison K Hill

I guess I miss the good ol' days. President Clinton was in office and was frequently photographed with a book in hand, or seen visiting a bookstore. You had your book club. But I still want to say thank you for everything you've done to support books and promote reading.

WATCH: Oprah To Author: Your Characters 'Make Bad Choices'

Posted 01.29.2013 | OWN

Oprah and author Ayana Mathis recently sat down to discuss the newest Oprah's Book Club pick, The Twelve Tribes of Hattie. In this clip from the inter...

WATCH: Author Ayana Mathis: 'Readers Hunger For Suffering Characters'

OWN | Posted 01.22.2013 | OWN

In the newest Oprah's Book Club pick, The Twelve Tribes of Hattie, author Ayana Mathis traces one family's difficult journey through the turbulent dec...

WATCH: The Book Review Oprah Wishes She'd Given

OWN | Posted 01.17.2013 | OWN

The latest "Oprah's Book Club 2.0" selection, The Twelve Tribes of Hattie, is a book of firsts. First-time author Ayana Mathis' novel had Oprah hooked...

5 Choices We All Make In Life

Posted 03.19.2015 | OWN

As told to Leigh Newman Ayana Mathis, author of the brilliant The Twelve Tribes of Hattie, explores a few of the decisions so many of us confront. ...

Five Reasons You're Going To Want To Read This Book NOW

Posted 03.13.2015 | OWN

Ayana Mathis' debut novel The Twelve Tribes of Hattie moved Oprah so much that it not only left her speechless, she selected it as her second book for...

Literary Luminaries: Ayana Mathis And 13 Other Authors Of The Iowa Writers' Workshop

Posted 12.12.2012 | OWN

For more than 70 years, the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop has been one of the most prestigious programs of its kind in the United States. Celeb...

WATCH: Oprah's Next Book Club Selection Is...

Posted 03.09.2015 | OWN

Oprah never selects a new Book Club pick unless, as she says in this video, she "really, really, really loves" it and believes wholeheartedly that oth...

Oprah's Book Club Is BACK

Posted 06.01.2012 | Media

Fans of Oprah and her reading picks rejoice -- Oprah announced the return of her popular book club on Friday. The former daytime diva delivered th...

Oprah: 16 Books You Should Read This Month | Posted 07.05.2011 | Books

This month, we're showcasing books that tell the truth—or part of it, anyway. From a bittersweet memoir of an exceptionally bad dog to a stunning no...

Franzen Glasses Thief Speaks

GQ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

They proceeded to steal the author's glasses off his face, leaving a ransom note with a demand for $100,000 and a Hotmail address by way of contact....

Oprah's 'Freedom' Fancy Is Cannibalistic | Chauncey Mabe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Already a best-seller, "Freedom" is going to sell millions of copies. With Oprah's seal of approval, it may become the kudzu of the literary world, ov...

The Wages of Mendacity

David O. Stewart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
David O. Stewart

Remember James Frey's "memoir" which turned out to be largely false? This month, the liars are back, and lying continues to be a winning strategy.

Is Obama The New Oprah For Books?

New York Times | Motoko Rich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

When President-elect Barack Obama appeared on "60 Minutes" on CBS on Sunday in his first interview since winning the election, he mentioned having rea...

Kindle User Defends E-Book Reader, Makes Suggestions To Amazon

Seth Godin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Might be of interest to investors, readers, writers, designers, marketers, etc. Or not... Two months ago, I got a Kindle. It's a fascinating device, ...