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2010-09-20 09:30:00

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Sept. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Readers will enjoy a veritable cornucopia of blockbuster fiction and non-fiction titles this fall including Jonathan Franzen's "Freedom," Oprah's Book Club pick, as well as books by John Grisham, Ina Garten, Nora Roberts and many others. While these books are sure to find their way on to many a holiday shopping list, the buyers at Borders have turned over a few stones to reveal a list of gems that serious readers will delight in reading. (Logo:...

2009-09-22 15:34:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Selected more than a year ago by Progressive Book Club (www.progressivebookclub.com) as one of the most important books about the realities of life for Africa's children, Uwem Akpan's acclaimed collection of stories, Say You're One of Them, has consistently garnered high praise from the literary world. And now the book has received one of the highest endorsements possible: Oprah Winfrey has announced that it has been selected for Oprah's Book...

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2009-05-08 12:46:41

A TV special called The Oprah Effect, an examination of the influence U.S. media personality Oprah Winfrey has on people, is set to air on CNBC this month. The business-oriented channel's Carl Quintanilla is to serve as host of the one-hour May 28 program. Everybody knows her. She's the queen of talk, a cultural and financial icon and her impact on business is worth billions. Oprah Winfrey is the most influential woman in America -- maybe the world, CNBC said in a news release. And, experts...

2006-01-26 11:59:05

By Michael Conlon CHICAGO (Reuters) - Author James Frey confessed to Oprah Winfrey on Thursday that he made up details about every character in his memoir "A Million Little Pieces" and the talk show host apologized to her viewers, saying she felt "duped." In 19 years in television "I've never been in this position before," said Winfrey, whose praise for Frey's book in September helped make it the top-selling book on nonfiction lists in the United States last year. "I really feel...

2006-01-26 11:59:55

By Michael Conlon CHICAGO (Reuters) - Author James Frey confessed to Oprah Winfrey on Thursday that he made up details about every character in his memoir "A Million Little Pieces" and the talk show host apologized to her viewers, saying she felt "duped." In 19 years in television "I've never been in this position before," said Winfrey, whose praise for Frey's book in September helped make it the top-selling book on nonfiction lists in the United States last year. "I really feel...

2006-01-17 13:11:50

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Oprah Winfrey's powers of promotion, undimmed by a controversy over her endorsement of James Frey's "A Million Little Pieces," worked a charm on her latest monthly book selection on Tuesday, sending Elie Wiesel's "Night" to the top of best-seller lists. Winfrey chose "Night," a first-hand account of World War II Nazi death camps, amid a literary storm over Frey's memoir, parts of which were later found to be untrue. "Night" knocked Frey's book off top spot on...

2006-01-11 23:53:08

By Arthur Spiegelman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Powerful TV talk show host Oprah Winfrey threw her support to embattled author James Frey on Wednesday, saying a national uproar over whether he fictionalized parts of his best-selling memoir was "much ado about nothing." Appearing as a surprise caller on CNN's "Larry King Live" after King had gently quizzed Frey for nearly an hour, Winfrey broke her silence over whether his "A Million Little Pieces" was still a choice of her book club...

2006-01-11 13:51:15

By Mark Egan NEW YORK (Reuters) - Random House will offer a refund to readers who bought James Frey's drug and alcohol memoir "A Million Little Pieces" directly from the publisher, a move believed to be unprecedented, after the author was accused of exaggerating his story. Readers calling Random House's customer service line to complain on Wednesday were told that if the book was bought directly from the publisher it could be returned for a full refund. Those who bought the book at...

2006-01-09 16:11:28

By Mark Egan NEW YORK (Reuters) - Only Harry Potter sold more books last year than James Frey's "A Million Little Pieces," but was the American's memoir of alcohol and drug-induced mayhem as much fantasy as the boy wizard himself? Frey's book sold 1.77 million copies last year after being chosen by Oprah Winfrey's book club in September, but one investigative Web site now says his book was based on lies. The book's publisher, Random House's Doubleday division, stood by the author...

2005-09-23 10:27:15

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Writers can rejoice -- Oprah has returned to picking living authors for her book club. Credited by U.S. publishers with being one of the biggest sales drivers in the business, Oprah Winfrey's book club began as a segment on her television talk show in 1996 and she initially picked new novels. But she suspended the club in April 2002, before relaunching in June 2003 with classics such as John Steinbeck's "East of Eden" and Leo Tolstoy's "Anna Karenina." Earlier...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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