Oprah’s “The Books That Help Me Through”

By Caroline O'Connor | November 3 2020 | AllGeneralAdultsBlog

Oprah Winfrey announced a new version of Oprah’s Book Club, a special collection of seven meaningful books – five of which are published by Penguin Random House .  She has named the collection, “The Books That Help Me Through.” Every week through November 30, Oprah will dive deeper into each book on Instagram (@oprahsbookclub),  exploring the themes of each book and fostering an open online conversation.   

Oprah Winfrey said, “Instead of announcing one new Oprah’s Book Club selection this month, I’ll be spotlighting a curated list of seven titles I cherish for their ability to comfort, inspire, and enlighten me.  It’s a mix of fiction, poetry, nonfiction and spirituality, books I know and trust and revisit time and again.”


“The Books That Help Me Through”:


The Soul of America
The Battle for Our Better Angels
We have been here before. In this timely and revealing #1 New York Times betseller, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jon Meacham helps us understand the present moment in American politics and life by looking back at critical times in our history when hope overcame division and fear.
$21.00 US
Apr 30, 2019
6-1/8 x 9-1/4
416 Pages
Random House Trade Paperbacks

The Selected Poems of Mary Oliver
"It's as if the poet herself has sidled beside the reader and pointed us to the poems she considers most worthy of deep consideration." --Chicago TribunePulitzer Prize-winning poet Mary Oliver's personal selection of her best work, in this definitive collection spanning more than five decades of her esteemed literary career
$20.00 US
Nov 10, 2020
5-1/2 x 8-7/16
480 Pages
Penguin Books

The Fire Next Time
NATIONAL BESTSELLER • The book that galvanized the nation, gave voice to the emerging civil rights movementin the 1960s—and still lights the way to understanding race in America today. • "The finest essay I’ve ever read.” —Ta-Nehisi CoatesAt once a powerful evocation of James Baldwin's early life in Harlem and a disturbing examination of the consequences of racial injustice, the book is an intensely personal and provocative document from the iconic author of If Beale Street Could Talk and Go Tell It on the Mountain. It consists of two "letters," written on the occasion of the centennial of the Emancipation Proclamation, that exhort Americans, both black and white, to attack the terrible legacy of racism. Described by The New York Times Book Review as "sermon, ultimatum, confession, deposition, testament, and chronicle … all presented in searing, brilliant prose," The Fire Next Time stands as a classic of literature.
$14.00 US
Dec 01, 1992
5-3/16 x 8
128 Pages

Between the World and Me
Instant #1 New York Times bestseller. Because the nation needs it now. A bold investigation into America's racial history and its contemporary echoes from "the single best writer on the subject of race in the United States" (New York Observer), told through the author's own evolving understanding of the subject over the course of his life. "THIS IS REQUIRED READING." --TONI MORRISON
$26.00 US
Jul 14, 2015
4-13/16 x 7-1/4
176 Pages
One World

Song of Solomon
A Novel
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • An official Oprah Winfrey’s “The Books That Help Me Through” selection • The acclaimed Nobel Prize winner transfigures the coming-of-age story with this brilliantly imagined novel. Includes a new foreword by the author.One of The Atlantic’s Great American Novels of the Past 100 YearsMilkman Dead was born shortly after a neighborhood eccentric hurled himself off a rooftop in a vain attempt at flight. For the rest of his life he, too, will be trying to fly. As Morrison follows Milkman from his rustbelt city to the place of his family’s origins, she introduces an entire cast of strivers and seeresses, liars and assassins, the inhabitants of a fully realized Black world.“Morrison moves easily in and out of the lives and thoughts of her characters, luxuriating in the diversity of circumstances and personality, and revelling in the sound of their voices and of her own, which echoes and elaborates theirs.” —The New Yorker
$17.00 US
Jun 08, 2004
5-3/16 x 8
352 Pages