The Oprah Factor

Updated June 26, 2020 | Infoplease Staff

The Oprah Factor

Oprah Winfrey has bestowed a gift on a few lucky publishers. Selection for Oprah's Book Club virtually guarantees the title will make the bestseller lists. Booksellers, as well as publishers, hail Oprah for bringing new readers into stores. Below are the books that have been featured on Oprah.

Anna Karenina, Leo Tolstoy

Back Roads, Tawni O'Dell

The Best Way to Play, Bill Cosby

Black and Blue: Novel, Anna Quindlen

The Bluest Eye, Toni Morrison

The Book of Ruth, Jane Hamilton

Breathe, Eyes, Memory, Edwidge Danticat

Cane River, Lalira Tademy

The Corrections, Jonathan Franzen

Cry, The Beloved Country, Alan Paton

Daughter of Fortune,, Isabel Allende

The Deep End of the Ocean, Jacquelyn Mitchard

Drowning Ruth, Christina Schwarz

East of Eden, John Steinbeck

Ellen Foster, Kaye Gibbons

Fall on Your Knees, Ann-Marie MacDonald

A Fine Balance, Rohinton Mistry

Gap Creek, Robert Morgan

The Heart of a Woman, Maya Angelou

Here on Earth, Alice Hoffman

House of Sand and Fog , Andre Dubus III

I Know This Much Is True, Wally Lamb

Icy Sparks, Gwyn Hyman Rubio

Jewel, Bret Lott

A Lesson Before Dying, Ernest J. Gaines

A Map of the World, Jane Hamilton

The Meanest Thing to Say, Bill Cosby

Midwives, Chris Bohjalian

Mother of Pearl, Melinda Haynes

One Hundred Years of Solitude, Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Open House, Elizabeth Berg

Paradise, Toni Morrison

The Pilot's Wife, Anita Shreve

The Poisonwood Bible, Barbara Kingsolver

The Rapture of Canaan, Sheri Reynolds

The Reader, Bernhard Schlink

River, Cross My Heart, Breena Clarke

She's Come Undone, Wally Lamb

Song of Solomon, Toni Morrison

Songs In Ordinary Time, Marry McGarry Morris

Stolen Lives: Twenty Years in a Desert Jail, Malika Oufkir

Stones from the River, Ursula Hegi

Sula, Toni Morrison

Tara Road, Maeve Binchy

The Treasure Hunt, Bill Cosby

Vinegar Hill, A. Manette Ansay

A Virtuous Woman, Kaye Gibbons

What Looks Like Crazy on an Ordinary Day, Pearl Cleage

Where the Heart Is, Billie Letts

While I Was Gone, Sue Miller

White Oleander: A Novel , Janet Fitch

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