Oprah will announce her 64th Book Club pick on Sept. 17, and speculation on what it will be is already buzzing.

Here's what we know (via/via):


  • The book will retail for $28.

  • It's published by a Macmillan imprint (St. Martin's, FSG, Henry Holt).

  • The last hardcover Book Club pick was The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski—which we all know has been very successful.

  • It has the ISBN prefix of a St. Martin's Press book, although St. Martin's hardcover prices usually end in ".99." Is Macmillan tricking us?


Any predictions? Early guesses include Nelson Mandela's Conversations with Myself, which has a foreword by President Obama, or Some Sing, Some Cry by Ntozake Shange & Ifa Bayeza. (The pub date would have to be changed for the first guess, and the price would have to be changed for the second. So . . . maybe we need to come up with some more guesses.)

Do you pick out books based on the Oprah sticker? While I'm not crazy about having the logo on a book in my collection, I have loved many of Oprah's past choices: She's Come Undone, The Poisonwood Bible, Daughter of Fortune, Middlesex. . . And that "Summer of Faulkner" box set sure came in handy during my Faulkner seminar in college!

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