Oprah's Book Club
Here are a few lessons from authors past and present.
Plenty of authors have written authentic accounts of Mexico. But they weren't Oprah's Book Club pick.
"This story reads like an epic novel, and it is all true."
Honest, powerful and moving, these real-life stories are as gripping as a novel.
"I'm telling you: It's one of those books I could not put down."
These story openers will draw you in—and leave you wanting to read more.
Women’s book clubs, in particular, have a subversive history.
"It's about race and class, the economy, culture, immigration and the danger of the us-versus-them mentality."
Author Jacquelyn Mitchard's life has been marked by epic luck: massively good and heartbreakingly bad. She lost her first husband to cancer, and had three young sons to support. Then she wrote a novel which was the first-ever selected for Oprah's Book Club in 1996.
"That was, in part, when I started to be free again," says Jacquelyn Mitchard.
Her recount of personal stories will also include "painful ones."