Oprah's Book Club Is Back

Clint Eastwood is seen on stage after accepting the brass balls award at the Spike TV Guys Choice awards in Culver City, Calif., on Saturday May 30, 2009. AP

Oprah's Book Club is back, and this time, she's sticking to the classics.

Winfrey, who announced last April that she was suspending her club because she could not find any worthy books, revealed Wednesday night that she was bringing back her club after a 10-month hiatus. She said she had been reading works by William Shakespeare, William Faulkner and Ernest Hemingway and wanted to celebrate these and other writers from the past.

"I'm back in the business of recommending books ... but with a difference," she told the Association of American Publishers in Washington, D.C. Winfrey was being honored at the annual meeting with a lifetime achievement award.

Winfrey did not say when she would make her first pick, or who the first author would be. She expects to make three to five choices a year, and plans to visit a location related to the book or author.

The new club is tentatively titled "Traveling With the Classics."


By Hillel Italie
  • Bootie Cosgrove-Mather

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