Oprah's Book Club
"This story reads like an epic novel, and it is all true."
"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."
"All women are going to see themselves in these pages."
"This book has kept me up at night, had my heart in my throat, almost afraid to turn the next page," she says.
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."