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As December Guest Judge, Goldberg selects The Magician’s Lie

By: Greer Macallister

NEW YORK -- DECEMBER 1, 2015 -- Book of the Month announced today that Whoopi Goldberg will serve as its December Guest Judge. The Oscar-winning actress has selected Greer Macallister’s debut book The Magician’s Lie to share with Book of the Month members. The book is one of five new titles featured by Book of the Month’s panel of Judges for December.   

Goldberg is one of the very few artists in history to have won Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony awards, and is widely recognized for her humanitarian efforts. She is also a bestselling author, having published 11 books for children and adults alike. Goldberg commented, “Books take you to places you never think you’re going to get to…Books have the power to change the way you see yourself, and the way you see the world.” Goldberg’s video interview in which she discusses the role of reading in her life and career, can be found here, and Goldberg’s video discussion of The Magician’s Lie can be found here. 

Book of the Month said in a statement: “We are thrilled to have Whoopi Goldberg join us as Book of the Month’s December Guest Judge.  She is a great performer and artist with a true passion for reading. Just like Whoopi, her book selection will entertain and surprise her fans, who are among our club members.”

Greer Macallister, author of The Magician’s Lie, said: "I was blown away to hear that my debut novel was selected for the honor of Book of the Month, and blown away all over again when I heard who had selected it -- Whoopi Goldberg, an amazingly versatile talent and a creative force whose work I've admired for years."

The Magician’s Lie introduces readers to the Amazing Arden, the most famous female illusionist in the 20th Century, who stands accused of her husband’s murder. Macallister’s novel is filled with mystery, intrigue and an incredible attention to historical details. The book was originally published in January 2015 by Sourcebooks.

Book of the Month’s other December Selections include: Dear Mr. You by Mary-Louise Parker (Judge: Stephen Marche), Lafayette in the Somewhat United States by Sarah Vowell (Judge: Liberty Hardy), The Japanese Lover by Isabel Allende (Judge: Bill Goldstein) and What She Knew by Gilly Macmillan (Judge: Kim Hubbard). More information on these titles can be found here.

Book of the Month’s previous Guest Judges include Big Bang Theory’s Mayim Bialik and TIME magazine’s Joel Stein. Book of the Month will announce its January Guest Judge on January 1, 2016.

About Book of the Month

Book of the Month offers readers an easy and entertaining way to discover great new books.  Each month, the club’s Judges select five exceptional titles, and members choose which one of the five they want to receive as their Book of the Month.  Founded in 1926, “America’s first book club” has served millions of readers for nearly 90 years.  For more information see bookofthemonth.com.  Book of the Month® and Book of the Month Club® are registered trademarks of Bookspan LLC.  Unauthorized use prohibited.  All rights reserved.

About Bookspan

Bookspan, LLC operates more than a dozen online book clubs, including Book of the Month, The Literary Guild, and Doubleday Book Club.  For more information see bookspan.com.

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