Books Written by Black Writers, Selected for Oprah’s Book Club

Books Selected for Oprah’s Book Club

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Oprah’s Book Club 2.0 launched in June of 2012 and is a joint venture between, Oprah Winfrey, OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network, and O: The Oprah Magazine. The club is a re-launch of the original Book Club which ran from 1996 until 2011. Here are all the authors, of African descent, who have been selected Oprah’s Book Clubs since 1996.


One Book Selected for Oprah’s Book Club in 2004

January’s Selection

One Hundred Years of Solitude
by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

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List Price: $16.99
Format: Paperback, 417 pages
Classification: Fiction
ISBN13: 9780060883287
Imprint: Harper Perennial Modern Classics
Publisher: HarperCollins
Parent Company: News Corporation
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Book Description: 
One Hundred Years of Solitude tells the story of the rise and fall, birth and death of the mythical town of Macondo through the history of the Buend a family. Inventive, amusing, magnetic, sad, and alive with unforgettable men and women — brimming with truth, compassion, and a lyrical magic that strikes the soul — this novel is a masterpiece in the art of fiction.