OPRAH CHOOSES CORMAC MCCARTHY’S THE ROAD AS 57TH BOOK CLUB SELECTION
Chicago, IL (rushprnews) April 4, 2007 â€””It’s unlike any book I have ever chosen,” Oprah said on Wednesday, March 28, 2007, as she revealed the 57th Oprah’s Book Club selection The Road by Cormac McCarthy. A novelist for more than 40 years, the extremely private McCarthy will appear in his first-ever TV interview to discuss The Road later this spring on The Oprah Winfrey Show.
Published in 2006, McCarthy’s The Road is a post-apocalyptic American tale of survival and unfailing hope as a man and his son journey through the ruins of utter devastation. Both gripping and inspiring, The Road explores the severe destructiveness, desperate tenacity and tremendous tenderness capable within human civilization.
Oprah’s Book Club works with the American Library Association (ALA) to distribute thousands of free Book Club selections, donated by each publisher, to school, public and community college libraries nationwide. The Chicago-based ALA, www.ala.org, is the oldest and largest library association in the world with more than 64,000 members.
As the biggest book club in the world, Oprah’s Book Club has approximately 1 million online members. Each of its selections have skyrocketed to the top of best-sellers lists. Enrollment is free and provides members with access to benefits such as online discussion groups, reading questions and Q&A sessions with the author. To join, log on to Oprah.com/bookclub.
The Oprah Winfrey Show has remained the number one talk show for 20 consecutive seasons, winning every sweep since its debut in 1986.* It is produced in Chicago by Harpo Productions, Inc. and syndicated to 215 domestic markets by CBS Television Distribution Group and to 126 countries by CBS Paramount International Television.
Source: *Nielsen Cassandra Ranking Report – Nov’86 to July ’99 and Wrap Sweeps, Nov ’99 to July ’06. Primary Telecasts Only.
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