Well now you can add book for possible holiday gifts from Oprah Winfrey’s latest 2.0 selection.
Winfrey announced Wednesday that she has chosen Ayana Mathis’ debut novel, “The Twelve Tribes of Hattie,” for her book club. “Twelve Tribes” is the story of a teenager’s journey from Mississippi to Philadelphia in the 1920s and the large family she ends up raising.
“The opening pages of Ayana’s debut took my breath away,” Winfrey said in a statement. “I can’t remember when I read anything that moved me in quite this way, besides the work of Toni Morrison.”
Oprah revived her book club back in June, calling it Oprah’s Book Club 2.0 because she said it is a “digital, online” club. She said digital versions of the books will be created specifically for her club, with special features like enabling readers to share their favorite passages and to see which passages are Oprah’s favorites.
“This is way different than the old book club because as we know, there are so many ways we can read and discuss, get together and connect these days,” she said when she announced the new book club on video.