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Nov. 9, 2009

Say You're One of Them

Say You're One of Them

This powerful collection by Nigerian-born author Uwem Akpan tells the heart-wrenching stories of children in Africa. To say the five stories in "Say You're One of Them" will open your eyes is an understatement. Akpan explores the disintegration of family, religious intolerance, starvation, and human trafficking as he shines an unwavering light on the dark worlds in which these children live.

Sept. 1, 2009

The Story of Edgar Sawtelle: A Novel by David Wroblewski

The Story of Edgar Sawtelle: A Novel by David Wroblewski

The tale of a mute boy who flees to the woods with three dogs in tow in the wake of a family tragedy, Wroblewski's debut novel is, in Oprah's words, "everything you want a book to be." Its gorgeous prose, aching humanity, and unforgettable hero will definitely have you talking.

Jan. 1, 2008

A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose by Eckhart Tolle

A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose by Eckhart Tolle

With his bestselling spiritual guide The Power of Now, Eckhart Tolle inspired millions of readers to discover the freedom and joy of a life lived "in the now." In A New Earth, Tolle expands on these powerful ideas to show how transcending our ego-based state of consciousness is not only essential to personal happiness, but also the key to ending conflict and suffering throughout the world. Tolle describes how our attachment to the ego creates... more

Nov. 1, 2007

The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett

The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett

The Pillars of the Earth is the story of Philip, "a devout and resourceful monk driven to build the greatest Gothic cathedral the world has known...of Tom, the mason who becomes his architect-a man divided in his soul...of the beautiful, elusive Lady Aliena, haunted by a secret shame...and of a struggle between good and evil that will turn church against state, and brother against brother."

Oct. 1, 2007

Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Oprah calls Gabriel García Márquez's Love in the Time of Cholera "one of the greatest love stories I have ever read." And the plot sounds like something you'd hear about on Oprah's talk show. A young man and woman fall madly in love. She marries someone else, while he waits more than 50 years (during which time he has 622 romantic liaisons) to get her back.

June 1, 2007

Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides

Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides

"I was born twice: first, as a baby girl, on a remarkably smogless Detroit day of January 1960; and then again, as a teenage boy, in an emergency room near Petoskey, Michigan, in August of l974." So begins Middlesex, the riveting story of a hermaphrodite named Calliope Stephanides, written by the bestselling author of The Virgin Suicides. Middlesex won the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for fiction.

March 1, 2007

The Road by Cormac McCarthy

The Road by Cormac McCarthy

In this postapocalyptic novel, a father and son walk alone through burned America. Nothing moves in the ravaged landscape save the ash on the wind. They have nothing; just a pistol to defend themselves against the lawless bands that stalk the road, the clothes they are wearing, a cart of scavenged food - and each other.

Jan. 1, 2007

Measure of a Man: A Spiritual Autobiography by Sidney Poitier

Measure of a Man: A Spiritual Autobiography by Sidney Poitier

In this candid memoir, Poitier recounts the inspiring story of his rise from childhood poverty in the Bahamas to a life marked by grace, success, and material and spiritual riches.

Jan. 1, 2006

Night by Elie Wiesel

Night by Elie Wiesel

Night is Elie Wiesel's masterpiece, a candid, horrific, and deeply poignant autobiographical account of his survival as a teenager in the Nazi death camps.

June 1, 2005

A Summer of Faulkner

A Summer of Faulkner

This exclusive 3-volume boxed edition contains Faulkner's As I Lay Dying, The Sound and the Fury, and Light in August, as well as a special reader's guide with an introduction by Oprah Winfrey.

May 1, 2004

Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy

Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy

Vladimir Nabokov called Leo Tolstoy's Anna Karenina "one of the greatest love stories in world literature." Set in imperial Russia, Anna Karenina is a rich and complex meditation on passionate love and disastrous infidelity.

April 1, 2004

The Heart is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers

The Heart is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers

McCullers tells the story of young Mick Kelly, a 12-year-old girl growing up during the Great Depression. Mick is a gifted pianist--as was McCullers--who longs to escape her dreary Georgia town and find a career in music. In her alienation from her surroundings, she finds comfort in befriending a deaf-mute, John Singer, who lives in her family's boarding house. The ironically named Singer is devastated when his only real friend--another deaf-mute--goes mad and is institutionalized.... more

Jan. 14, 2004

The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck

The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck

This great modern classic depicts life in China at a time before the vast political and social upheavals transformed an essentially agrarian country into a world power. Nobel Prize-winner Pearl S. Buck traces the whole cycle of life-its terrors, its passions, its ambitions, and its rewards.

Jan. 1, 2004

One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

A beguiling mix of politics, magic, romance, and sex, the saga of the mysterious history of the Buendia family of the village of Macondo does nothing less than recapitulate the entire history of the human race.

Sept. 1, 2003

Cry, The Beloved Country by Alan Paton

Cry, The Beloved Country by Alan Paton

Cry, the Beloved Country is a beautifully told and profoundly compassionate story of the Zulu pastor Stephen Kumalo and his son Absalom, set in the troubled and changing South Africa of the 1940s.

June 1, 2003

East of Eden by John Steinbeck

East of Eden by John Steinbeck

This Pulitzer Prize-winning novel awakened the American reading public to the plight of migrant workers and made Steinbeck famous worldwide. One of the most popular novels of the Great Depression, it has come to be regarded as a classic work of social realism and was made into an acclaimed movie.

Jan. 1, 2002

Fall On Your Knees by Ann-Marie MacDonald

Fall On Your Knees by Ann-Marie MacDonald

An epic novel spanning five generations travels from haunted Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, to the bloody battlefields of World War I, to the emerging 1920s New York City jazz scene, telling a story of inescapable family bonds, attempted murder, and forbidden love.

Nov. 1, 2001

A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry

A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry

The eagerly awaited novel from the author of the award-winning Such a Long Journey is set in India in the mid-1970s. A "State of Internal Emergency" has been declared, and in the days of bleakness and hope that follow, four disparate people find their lives becoming unexpectedly and inextricably entwined.

Sept. 1, 2001

The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen

The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen

The Lambert family isn't doing well. Alfred has Parkinson's disease and a bad case of alienation from his wife, Enid. Gary is a banker with a heart of steel. Chip is in New York City trying to find himself, but losing the battle. And Denise is stuck in a destructive affair with someone very unsuitable. Enid is hoping to steal away with Alfred for a long-postponed cruise, but as things start to spiral out of... more

June 1, 2001

Cane River by Lalita Tademy

Cane River by Lalita Tademy

Mingling historical fact with fiction, Lalita Tademy's epic novel is based on the lives of four generations of African American women and is the result of years of exhaustive research and an obsessive odyssey to uncover her family's past.