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Reading Oprah: How Oprah's Book Club Changed the Way America Reads
     

Reading Oprah: How Oprah's Book Club Changed the Way America Reads

by Cecilia Konchar Farr
 

An analysis of how Oprah's Book Club has changed America's reading habits.

Oprah’s Book Club sparked a revolution among readers by bringing serious contemporary novels to the attention of a wider audience. The Oprah’s Book Club seal on a book led to instant fame and bestseller status for authors—but, how did Oprah change the way America

Overview

An analysis of how Oprah's Book Club has changed America's reading habits.

Oprah’s Book Club sparked a revolution among readers by bringing serious contemporary novels to the attention of a wider audience. The Oprah’s Book Club seal on a book led to instant fame and bestseller status for authors—but, how did Oprah change the way America reads and values books? Reading Oprah suggests that Oprah initiated an all-important mantra—trust readers. Not only did the public start reading accessible novels, but they also would snatch up formidable titles and read them with a growing confidence and skill. Then, they would talk about them, giving them a life beyond the reader and text.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791462577
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
11/11/2004
Pages:
178
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.56(d)

Meet the Author

Cecilia Konchar Farr is Professor of English and Women’s Studies and Chair of the English Department at the College of St. Catherine.

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