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Oprah's Recommendations

Oprah relaunched her book club online in 2012 with Cheryl Strayed's Wild. These are the books she's chosen since then.

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Behold the Dreamers (Oprah's Book Club)

A Novel

By Imbolo Mbue
Narrated by: Prentice Onayemi
Length: 12 hours 13 minutes

Behold the Dreamers (Oprah's Book Club)

“This might be the best audiobook I've ever listened to. It's definitely the one I recommend the very most. Prentice Onayem does such a delicious job of showcasing the beautiful nuance of different voices and accents and the production inserts just enough music to make sure that the audience is able to really feel immersed into the story. There's no heavyhandedness at all. It's all so brilliantly done.”

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Wild

From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail

By Cheryl Strayed
Narrated by: Bernadette Dunne
Length: 13 hours 1 minute

Oprah's Book Club 2.0 selection.

A powerful, blazingly honest memoir: the story of an eleven-hundred-mile solo hike that broke down a young woman reeling from catastrophe—and built her back up again.
 
At twenty-two, Cheryl Strayed thought she had lost everything. In the wake of her mother's death, her family scattered and her own marriage was soon... Read more »

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Becoming

By Michelle Obama
Narrated by: Michelle Obama
Length: 19 hours 1 minute

Becoming

“I adore our former president and I miss him. Yet I cannot help but be ecstatic that Michelle is coming out with a book about her own life so that I can learn more about this powerful, intelligent, and singularly awesome woman. Barack would be the first to say that his wife is a superstar, and I can’t wait to get my hands on Becoming to read about her in her own words.”

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The Invention of Wings

A Novel

By Sue Monk Kidd
Narrated by: Jenna Lamia, Adepero Oduye & Sue Monk Kidd
Length: 13 hours 42 minutes

From the celebrated author of The Secret Life of Bees, a magnificent novel about two unforgettable American women
 
 
Writing at the height of her narrative and imaginative gifts, Sue Monk Kidd presents a masterpiece of hope, daring, the quest for freedom, and the desire to have a voice in the world—and it is now the newest Oprah’s Book Club 2.0... Read more »

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The Twelve Tribes of Hattie (Oprah's Book Club 2.0)

By Ayana Mathis
Narrated by: Adenrele Ojo, Bahni Turpin & Adam Lazarre-White
Length: 10 hours 15 minutes

The newest Oprah’s Book Club 2.0 selection.
 
The arrival of a major new voice in contemporary fiction. 
 
A debut of extraordinary distinction: Ayana Mathis tells the story of the children of the Great Migration through the trials of one unforgettable family.

In 1923, fifteen-year-old Hattie Shepherd flees Georgia and settles in Philadelphia, hoping... Read more »

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Ruby

A Novel

By Cynthia Bond
Narrated by: Cynthia Bond
Length: 11 hours 28 minutes

A New York Times bestseller and Oprah Book Club 2.0 selection, the epic, unforgettable story of a man determined to protect the woman he loves from the town desperate to destroy her. This beautiful and devastating debut heralds the arrival of a major new voice in fiction.
 
Ephram Jennings has never forgotten the beautiful girl with the long... Read more »

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American Dirt (Oprah's Book Club)

A Novel

By Jeanine Cummins
Narrated by: Yareli Arizmendi & Jeanine Cummins
Length: 16 hours 55 minutes

American Dirt (Oprah's Book Club)

American Dirt is a beautiful, heartbreaking odyssey, a vivid world filled with angels and demons, one I only wanted to leave so I could get my heart out of my throat. Cartel violence sends a mother and her son careening north from Acapulco toward the relative safety of the United States, and every moment of their journey is rendered in frantic, sublime detail. Danger lurks around the corner of every paragraph, but so does humanity, empathy, and stunning acts of human kindness. You will feel the toll of every mile, the cost of every bullet, and the power of every page. A wonder.”

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Love Warrior

A Memoir

By Glennon Doyle & Glennon Doyle Melton
Narrated by: Glennon Doyle
Length: 7 hours 34 minutes

An Oprah Bookclub 2016 Selection

The highly anticipated memoir by bestselling author Glennon Doyle Melton, Love Warrior tells the story of her journey of self-discovery after the implosion of her marriage.

Just when Glennon Doyle Melton was beginning to feel she had it all figured out—three happy children, a doting spouse, and a writing career so... Read more »

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The Sun Does Shine

How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row (Oprah's Book Club Summer 2018 Selection)

By Anthony Ray Hinton, Lara Love Hardin & Bryan Stevenson
Narrated by: Bryan Stevenson & Kevin R. Free
Length: 9 hours 11 minutes

Oprah's Book Club Summer 2018 Selection

A powerful, revealing story of hope, love, justice, and the power of reading by a man who spent thirty years on death row for a crime he didn't commit.

“An amazing and heartwarming story, it restores our faith in the inherent goodness of humanity.”
—Archbishop Desmond Tutu

In 1985, Anthony Ray Hinton was... Read more »

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The Underground Railroad (Oprah's Book Club)

A Novel

By Colson Whitehead
Narrated by: Bahni Turpin
Length: 10 hours 43 minutes

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, the #1 New York Times bestseller from Colson Whitehead, a magnificent tour de force chronicling a young slave's adventures as she makes a desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum South

Cora is a slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia. Life is hell for all the slaves, but especially... Read more »

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An American Marriage

A Novel

By Tayari Jones
Narrated by: Sean Crisden & Eisa Davis
Length: 8 hours 59 minutes

An American Marriage

“Tayari Jones comes in fierce with An American Marriage. Delving into the lives of the newly married Roy and Celestial, this is a novel that pulls no punches from beginning to end. I won't ruin the surprise, but they're hit with a harrowing event that will define not only their relationship, but each of their lives, forever. Writing with an intensity and pace worthy of Donna Tartt, Jones yanks us into her characters' lives with a grip that never lets up. I cannot wait to put this in people's hands!”

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