Winfrey picks 'Olive, Again" for her next book club read
NEW YORK, NY Oprah Winfrey has chosen Elizabeth Strout's "Olive, Again," the follow-up to Strout's Pulitzer Prize winning "Olive Kitteridge," as her next book club read. In a statement provided Thursday to The Associated Press, Winfrey praised Strout's plain-spoken title character for teaching us "so much about loneliness, judgment, aging, and loss." Strout's book is Winfrey's second selection for her new partnership with Apple. Her first pick, Ta-Nehisi Coates' novel "The Water Dancer," was announced in September and quickly topped the Apple and Amazon.com bestseller lists. Winfrey has boosted sales for dozens of books since she launched her first club, in 1996.
Oprah reveals "Olive, Again" by Elizabeth Strout as new book club pick
Oprah Winfrey announced "Olive, Again" by Elizabeth Strout as her new book club selection on "CBS This Morning" on Thursday. The sequel to Strout's Pulitzer Prize-winning book "Olive Kitteridge" brings back Olive, a stubborn and blunt woman as she navigates her second marriage and complicated relationship with her son. People even come up to Strout to tell them how much they relate to Olive, the author said. For Oprah's Book Club, readers can join the community by following @OprahsBookClub on Instagram. Read an excerpt from "Olive, Again" here:Read about Winfrey's last book club pick, "The Water Dancer" by Ta-Nehisi Coates.cbsnews.com