OPRAH'S Book Club

Penguin pays tribute to Oprah's Book Club! Launched from "The Oprah Winfrey Show" on September 17, 1996, Oprah chose a total of 65 selections for her book club. One of the most influential sources in publishing, the book club has revived many obscure titles, increasing their sales and bumping them onto bestseller lists. Through book discussions, author interviews, and high school essay contests, Oprah has inspired an entire generation of readers, both young and old. Take a peek at these 11 Penguin titles that have made her list over the years and discover a new story today!

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The Deep End of the Ocean

The Deep End of the Ocean

Jacquelyn Mitchard

The first title chosen for Oprah's Book Club (September 1996), The Deep End of the Ocean is author Jacquelyn Mitchard's first novel about a family's struggle over the disappearance of a child. "[A] rich, moving and altogether stunning first novel... Readers...will find this compelling and hearbreaking story—sure to be compared with The Good Mother—impossible to put down." —Publishers Weekly, starred boxed review

Book club's very first selection (September 1996)

$15.00 | Paperback
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Songs in Ordinary Time

Songs in Ordinary Time

Mary McGarry Morris

A national bestseller and chosen for Oprah's Book Club (June 1997), Songs in Ordinary Time traces the story of a divorced woman and her struggles to keep her family intact. In the process, she unwittingly leaves herself open to a dangerous con man.

Selection: June 1997

$15.00 | Paperback
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Here on Earth

Here on Earth

Alice Hoffman

Inspired by Wuthering Heights, Alice Hoffman tells a dark tale of a woman who finds herself reunited with a man she fell in love with years before. Selected for Oprah's Book Club (March 1998), Here on Earth is an erotic, disturbing, and compelling novel. "Hoffman conveys the mesmerizing lure of a lost love with haunting sensuality." —Publishers Weekly

Selection: March 1998

$15.00 | Paperback
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Back Roads

Back Roads

Tawni O'Dell

Selected for Oprah's Book Club in March 2000, Back Roads is Tawni O'Dell's first novel about a heartbreakingly dysfunctional family whose problems fall onto the shoulders of 19-year-old Harley. With his father dead and his mother in jail, he's left to care for his three sisters while dealing with his personal angst. "Tense...involving...deftly captures the voice of a teenage boy who's in trouble." —New York Times Book review

Selection: March 2000

$15.00 | Paperback
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We Were the Mulvaneys

We Were the Mulvaneys

Joyce Carol Oates

A former winner of the National Book Award, acclaimed author Joyce Carol Oates moves away from the darker tone of her previous gothic novels. We Were the Mulvaneys tells the story of one family's journey to gather strength and hope from a tragic ordeal that forever changes their lives. This riveting novel is a New York Times Notable Book and an Oprah's Book Club selection (January 2001).

Selection: January 2001

$16.00 | Paperback
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Icy Sparks

Icy Sparks

Gwyn Hyman Rubio

A New York Times Notable Book and an Oprah's Book Club selection (March 2001), Icy Sparks is the story of a woman's discovery and eventual acceptance of her own rare neurological disorder. Author Gwyn Hyman Rubio presents a lesson in overcoming the ignorance of those around us and learning to embrace the differences that make us all unique.

Selection: March 2001

$15.00 | Paperback
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East of Eden (New Oprah #1)

East of Eden (New Oprah #1)

John Steinbeck

Winner of the Noble Prize in Literature (1962), John Steinbeck provides a modern retelling of the biblical story of Cain and Abel, set in California's Salinas Valley. East of Eden is an Oprah's Book Club pick (2003). "When the book club ended a year ago, I said I would bring it back when I found the book that was moving...and this is a great one. I read it for myself for the first time and then I had some friends read it. And we think it might be the best novel we've ever read!" —Oprah Winfrey

Selection: 2003

$18.00 | Paperback
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Anna Karenina (Oprah #5)

Anna Karenina (Oprah #5)

Leo Tolstoy

A 2003 Oprah's Book Club selection, Anna Karenina tells the adulterous tale of a secret love affair between married aristocrat Anna and officer Alexei Vronsky. Considered to be one of Leo Tolstoy's best works, this novel paints a picture of an evolving society in nineteenth-century Russia.

Selection: 2003

$17.00 | Paperback
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The Pillars of the Earth Deluxe Edition (Oprah #60)

The Pillars of the Earth Deluxe Edition (Oprah #60)

Ken Follett

On the New York Times bestseller list for eighteen weeks and now a STARZ miniseries, The Pillars of the Earth was originally published in 1989 to rave reviews. Set in twelfth-century England, Ken Follett weaves together a story about the building of the greatest Gothic cathedral the world has ever seen. The Pillars of the Earth was an Oprah's Book Club selection in 2007.

Selection: 2007

$24.95 | Paperback
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A New Earth (Oprah #61)

A New Earth (Oprah #61)

Eckhart Tolle

Following in the success of The Power of Now, Oprah's 2008 Book Club selection, A New Earth provides readers with a spiritual guide to creating a better way of living. Eckhart Tolle gives detailed instructions for changing our current ego-based state of consciousness.

Selection: 2008

$14.00 | Paperback
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A Tale of Two Cities and Great Expectations (Oprah's Book Club)

A Tale of Two Cities and Great Expectations (Oprah's Book Club)

Charles Dickens

Selected for Oprah's Book Club (2010), two of Charles Dickens' most beloved novels are brought together in a single volume. Immerse yourself in the bloody backdrop of the French Revolution, then follow the life of Pip as he moves from rags to riches.

Selection: 2010

$20.00 | Paperback
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