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-27. Paradise (Oprah's Book Club)
Paradise (Oprah's Book Club)
by Toni Morrison
4.2 out of 5 stars (1,227 customer reviews)
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Plume
April 1, 1999
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Oprah Book Club® Selection, January 1998: Toni Morrison's Paradise takes place in the tiny farming community of Ruby, Oklahoma, which its residents proudly proclaim "the one all-black town worth the pain." Settled by nine African American clans during the 1940s, the town represents a small miracle of self-reliance and ... Read more

-26. River, Cross My Heart: A Novel (Oprah's Book Club)
River, Cross My Heart: A Novel (Oprah's Book Club)
by Breena Clarke
3.7 out of 5 stars (109 customer reviews)
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Back Bay Books
October 14, 1999
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Oprah Book Club® Selection, October 1999: Breena Clarke's first novel takes place in Georgetown in 1925, where a large and close-knit African American community took shape beneath the shadow of segregation. At the center of the story is baby Clara, who is swallowed by the Potomac as her sister, ... Read more

-25. She's Come Undone
She's Come Undone
by Wally Lamb
4.3 out of 5 stars (2,333 customer reviews)
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Washington Square Press
December 1, 1996
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Oprah Book Club® Selection, January 1997: "Mine is a story of craving; an unreliable account of lusts and troubles that began, somehow, in 1956 on the day our free television was delivered." So begins the story of Dolores Price, the unconventional heroine of Wally Lamb's She's Come Undone. Dolores ... Read more

-24. Song of Solomon
Song of Solomon
by Toni Morrison
4.3 out of 5 stars (414 customer reviews)
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September 1, 1987
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Macon Dead, Jr., called Milkman, son of the richest Negro in town, moves from childhood into early manhood, searching, among the disparate, mysterious members of his family, for his life and reality... Read more

-23. Songs in Ordinary Time (Oprah's Book Club)
Songs in Ordinary Time (Oprah's Book Club)
by Mary McGarry Morris
2.9 out of 5 stars (187 customer reviews)
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Penguin Books
August 1, 1996
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Oprah Book Club® Selection, June 1997: A dark secret lies at the heart of Mary McGarry Morris's extraordinary novel, Songs in Ordinary Time. Rooted in the delicate web of emotions, lies, and truths that bind people together, the story takes place in the primarily Catholic town of Atkinson, Vermont, ... Read more

-22. Stolen Lives: Twenty Years in a Desert Jail (Oprah's Book Club)
Stolen Lives: Twenty Years in a Desert Jail (Oprah's Book Club)
by Malika Oufkir
4.0 out of 5 stars (269 customer reviews)
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Miramax Books
June 1, 2001
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Oprah Book Club® Selection, May 2001: At the age of 5, Malika Oufkir, eldest daughter of General Oufkir, was adopted by King Muhammad V of Morocco and sent to live in the palace as part of the royal court. There she led a life of unimaginable privilege and luxury ... Read more

-21. Stones from the River
Stones from the River
by Ursula Hegi
4.1 out of 5 stars (438 customer reviews)
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Simon & Schuster
March 1, 1997
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Oprah Book Club® Selection, February 1997: Ursula Hegi's Stones from the River clamors for comparisons to Gunter Grass's The Tin Drum; her protagonist Trudi Montag--like the unforgettable Oskar Mazerath--is a dwarf living in Germany during the two World Wars. To its credit, Stones does not wilt from the comparison. ... Read more

-20. Sula (Oprah's Book Club)
Sula (Oprah's Book Club)
by Toni Morrison
4.0 out of 5 stars (433 customer reviews)
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March 1, 2002
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In Sula, Toni Morrison, winner of the 1993 Nobel Prize for literature, tells the story of two women--friends since childhood, separated in young adulthood, and reunited as grown women. Nel Wright grows up to become a wife and mother, happy to remain in her hometown of Medallion, Ohio. Sula ... Read more

-19. Tara Road (Oprah's Book Club)
Tara Road (Oprah's Book Club)
by Maeve Binchy
4.3 out of 5 stars (663 customer reviews)
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Dell
July 18, 2000
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"Her best work yet...Tara Road is like a total immersion in a colorful new world, where the last page comes too soon."—Seattle Times "An irresistible tale."—Elle"Engrossing."—Wall Street Journal"A tender novel of the pleasures and pitfalls of friendship, Tara Road is an ultramodern love story for women, about women, between ... Read more

-18. The Best Way to Play: A Little Bill Book for Beginning Readers, Level 3 (Oprah's Book Club)
The Best Way to Play: A Little Bill Book for Beginning Readers, Level 3 (Oprah's Book Club)
by Varnette P. Honeywood
3.9 out of 5 stars (21 customer reviews)
Out of Print--Limited Availability
Cartwheel
September 1, 1997
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Kindergarten-Grade 3. Cosby turns his hand to writing, telling stories about situations that children often face. In The Best Way to Play, Little Bill, the narrator, and his friends get caught up in the excitement and marketing of their favorite TV cartoon... Read more

-17. The Bluest Eye (Oprah's Book Club)
The Bluest Eye (Oprah's Book Club)
by Toni Morrison
4.2 out of 5 stars (1,227 customer reviews)
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Plume
April 26, 2000
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The story of Pecola Breedlove profiles an eleven-year-old Black girl growing up in an America that values blue-eyed blondes and the tragedy that results from her longing to be accepted.... Read more

-16. The Book of Ruth
The Book of Ruth
by Jane Hamilton
3.7 out of 5 stars (238 customer reviews)
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Anchor Books
December 1, 1989
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Oprah Book Club® Selection, November 1996: The Book of Ruth is a virtuoso performance and that's precisely why it can be excruciating to read. Author Jane Hamilton leads us through the arid life of Ruth Grey, who extracts what small pleasures and graces she can from a tiny Illinois ... Read more

-15. The Corrections
The Corrections
by Jonathan Franzen
3.7 out of 5 stars (1,270 customer reviews)
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Farrar Straus Giroux
September 1, 2001
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Jonathan Franzen's exhilarating novel The Corrections tells a spellbinding story with sexy comic brio, and evokes a quirky family akin to Anne Tyler's, only bitter. Franzen's great at describing Christmas homecomings gone awry, cruise-ship follies, self-deluded academics, breast-obsessed screenwriters, stodgy old farts and edgy Tribeca bohemians equally at sea ... Read more

-14. The Good Earth (Oprah's Book Club)
The Good Earth (Oprah's Book Club)
by Pearl S. Buck
4.6 out of 5 stars (1,341 customer reviews)
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Washington Square Press
September 15, 2004
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"Pittsburgh Post Gazette" One of the most important and revealing novels of our time.... Read more

-13. The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter
The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter
by Carson McCullers
4.1 out of 5 stars (597 customer reviews)
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Mariner
April 21, 2004
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"When one puts [this book] down, it is with . . . a feeling of having been nourished by the truth." --May Sarton“To me the most impressive aspect of THE HEART IS A LONELY HUNTER is the astonishing humanity that enables a white writer, for the first time in ... Read more

-12. The Heart of a Woman (Oprah's Book Club)
The Heart of a Woman (Oprah's Book Club)
by Maya Angelou
4.3 out of 5 stars (22 customer reviews)
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Random House
May 17, 1997
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"I know that not since the days of my childhood, when people in books were more real than the people one saw every day, have I found myself SO moved."-- James Baldwin"Full of laughter and tears, love and hate, failures and triumphs, and above all, understanding."-- John O. Killens"Gather ... Read more

-11. The Meanest Thing To Say: A Little Bill Book for Beginning Readers, Level 3 (Oprah's Book Club)
The Meanest Thing To Say: A Little Bill Book for Beginning Readers, Level 3 (Oprah's Book Club)
by Varnette P. Honeywood
4.3 out of 5 stars (29 customer reviews)
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Cartwheel
September 1, 1997
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Oprah Book Club® Selection, December 1997: The first three books in Bill Cosby's Little Bill series, which fall somewhere between Fat Albert and Fatherhood in sensibility, are designed to help kids cope with tough social situations. In The Meanest Thing to Say Little Bill must figure out how to ... Read more

-10. The Pilot's Wife (Oprah's Book Club)
The Pilot's Wife (Oprah's Book Club)
by Anita Shreve
4.0 out of 5 stars (894 customer reviews)
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Back Bay Books
March 31, 1999
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Oprah Book Club® Selection, March 1999: With five novels to her credit, including the acclaimed The Weight of Water, Anita Shreve now offers a skillfully crafted exploration of the long reach of tragedy in The Pilot's Wife. News of Jack Lyons's fatal crash sends his wife into shock and ... Read more

-9. The Poisonwood Bible (Oprah's Book Club)
The Poisonwood Bible (Oprah's Book Club)
by Barbara Kingsolver
4.5 out of 5 stars (2,616 customer reviews)
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Harper Perennial
October 1, 1999
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"A novel that brims with excitement and rings with authority." -- ... Read more

-8. The Rapture of Canaan
The Rapture of Canaan
by Sheri Reynolds
4.1 out of 5 stars (201 customer reviews)
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Berkley Books
April 8, 1997
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Oprah Book Club® Selection, April 1997: Members of the Church of Fire and Brimstone and God's Almighty Baptizing Wind spend their days and nights serving the Lord and waiting for the Rapture--that moment just before the Second Coming of Christ when the saved will be lifted bodily to heaven ... Read more

-7. The Reader
The Reader
by Carol Brown Janeway
4.1 out of 5 stars (981 customer reviews)
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Vintage Books
February 26, 1999
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Oprah Book Club® Selection, February 1999: Originally published in Switzerland, and gracefully translated into English by Carol Brown Janeway, The Reader is a brief tale about sex, love, reading, and shame in postwar Germany. Michael Berg is 15 when he begins a long, obsessive affair with Hanna, an enigmatic ... Read more

-6. The Treasure Hunt: A Little Bill Book for Beginning Readers, Level 3 (Oprah's Book Club)
The Treasure Hunt: A Little Bill Book for Beginning Readers, Level 3 (Oprah's Book Club)
by Varnette P. Honeywood
4.4 out of 5 stars (6 customer reviews)
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Cartwheel
September 1, 1997
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-5. Vinegar Hill (Oprah's Book Club)
Vinegar Hill (Oprah's Book Club)
by A. Manette Ansay
3.2 out of 5 stars (262 customer reviews)
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Harper Perennial
March 1, 1998
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Oprah Book Club® Selection, November 1999: Vinegar Hill is an appropriate address for the characters who populate A. Manette Ansay's novel of the same name. After all, when Ellen Grier and her family return to the rural hamlet of Holly's Field, Wisconsin, it's not exactly a happy homecoming. Her ... Read more

-4. We Were the Mulvaneys (Oprah's Book Club)
We Were the Mulvaneys (Oprah's Book Club)
by Joyce Carol Oates
3.6 out of 5 stars (505 customer reviews)
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Plume
January 24, 2001
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Oprah Book Club® Selection, January 2001: A happy family, the Mulvaneys. After decades of marriage, Mom and Dad are still in love--and the proud parents of a brood of youngsters that includes a star athlete, a class valedictorian, and a popular cheerleader. Home is an idyllic place called High ... Read more

-3. What Looks Like Crazy on an Ordinary Day (Oprah's Book Club)
What Looks Like Crazy on an Ordinary Day (Oprah's Book Club)
by Pearl Cleage
4.4 out of 5 stars (387 customer reviews)
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HarperPB
November 1, 1998
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Oprah Book Club® Selection, September 1998: What makes Pearl Cleage's novel so damned enjoyable? At first glance, after all, What Looks Like Crazy on an Ordinary Day seems pretty heavy going: HIV, suicide, sudden infant death syndrome, and drunk driving all figure prominently in the lives of narrator Ava ... Read more

-2. Where the Heart Is
Where the Heart Is
by Billie Letts
4.5 out of 5 stars (1,091 customer reviews)
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Warner Books
September 3, 2011
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Oprah Book Club® Selection, December 1998: A funny thing happens to Novalee Nation on her way to Bakersfield, California. Her ne'er-do-well boyfriend, Willie Jack Pickens, abandons her in an Oklahoma Wal-Mart and takes off on his own, leaving her with just 10 dollars and the clothes on her back. ... Read more

-1. While I Was Gone (Oprah's Book Club)
While I Was Gone (Oprah's Book Club)
by Sue Miller
3.4 out of 5 stars (345 customer reviews)
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Ballantine Books
May 12, 2000
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"Riveting . . . The narrative pacing is masterly, building tension even in the most psychologically subtle passages. . . . While I Was Gone celebrate[s] what is impulsive in human nature."--CHRISTOPHER LEHMANN-HAUPT   The New York Times"MILLER WEAVES HER THEMES OF SECRECY, BETRAYAL AND FORGIVENESS INTO A NARRATIVE THAT ... Read more

0. White Oleander (Oprah's Book Club)
White Oleander (Oprah's Book Club)
by Janet Fitch
4.4 out of 5 stars (1,109 customer reviews)
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Back Bay Books
May 1, 2000
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Everywhere hailed as a novel of rare beauty and power, White Oleander tells the unforgettable story of Ingrid, a brilliant poet imprisoned for murder, and her daughter, Astrid, whose odyssey through a series of Los Angeles foster homes-each its own univers... Read more

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