Oprah's Book Club

Oprah's Book Club

Since 1996, Oprah Winfrey has drawn attention to novels and memoirs that go on to become global sensations thanks to her Book Club stamp of approval. Below, discover a selection of Oprah-approved titles.
    • Light in August

    • Written by: William Faulkner
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 17 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 1

    Joe Christmas does not know whether he is black or white....

    Price: CDN$ 46.31

    • As I Lay Dying

    • Written by: William Faulkner
    • Narrated by: Marc Cashman, Robertson Dean, Lina Patel, and others
    • Length: 6 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      2.5 out of 5 stars 7

    At the heart of this 1930 novel is the Bundren family's bizarre journey to Jefferson to bury Addie, their wife and mother....

    Price: CDN$ 33.54

    • The Sound and the Fury

    • Written by: William Faulkner
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 8 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    First published in 1929, Faulkner created his "heart's darling", the beautiful and tragic Caddy Compson, whose story Faulkner told through separate monologues by her three brothers....

    Price: CDN$ 24.13

    • A Million Little Pieces

    • Written by: James Frey
    • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
    • Length: 10 hrs and 6 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 7

    An uncommonly genuine account of a life destroyed and reconstructed, and a provocative alternative understanding of the nature of addiction and the meaning of recovery....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • was pretty good

    • By shan on 2018-11-21

    Price: CDN$ 32.38

    • One Hundred Years of Solitude

    • Written by: Gabriel García Márquez, Gregory Rabassa - translator
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 14 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 53
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 50

    One of the 20th century's enduring works, One Hundred Years of Solitude is a widely beloved and acclaimed novel known throughout the world and the ultimate achievement in a Nobel Prize-winning career....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Astounding

    • By Phillip C. on 2019-01-25

    Price: CDN$ 33.54

    • The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter

    • Written by: Carson McCullers
    • Narrated by: Cherry Jones
    • Length: 12 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7

    Carson McCullers was all of 23 when she published her first novel, The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter....

    Price: CDN$ 41.38

    • The Good Earth

    • Written by: Pearl S. Buck
    • Narrated by: Anthony Heald
    • Length: 10 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    The humble Wang Lung glories in the soil he works, nurturing the land as it nurtures him and his family....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A pleasure.

    • By Kathryn on 2018-09-22

    Price: CDN$ 18.47

    • Anna Karenina

    • Written by: Leo Tolstoy
    • Narrated by: Maggie Gyllenhaal
    • Length: 35 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 179
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 167
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 167

    Leo Tolstoy's classic story of doomed love is one of the most admired novels in world literature....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fabulous Narration

    • By C. J. Mccoy on 2018-01-21

    Price: CDN$ 53.70

    • East of Eden

    • Written by: John Steinbeck
    • Narrated by: Richard Poe
    • Length: 25 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 112
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 101
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 101

    This sprawling and often brutal novel, set in the rich farmlands of California's Salinas Valley, follows the intertwined destinies of two families....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Worthy of its reputation

    • By Anonymous User on 2019-01-16

    Price: CDN$ 60.21

    • Cry, the Beloved Country

    • Written by: Alan Paton
    • Narrated by: Michael York
    • Length: 9 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    Beautifully wrought with high poetic compassion, Cry, the Beloved Country is more than just a story, it is a profound experience of the human spirit....

    Price: CDN$ 26.83

    • Fall on Your Knees

    • Written by: Ann-Marie MacDonald
    • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
    • Length: 21 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    The Piper family is steeped in secrets, lies, and unspoken truths. At the eye of the storm is one secret that threatens to shake their lives, even to destroy them....

    Price: CDN$ 46.30

    • Sula

    • Written by: Toni Morrison
    • Narrated by: Toni Morrison
    • Length: 5 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Two girls who grow up to become women. Two friends who become something worse than enemies....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Boring and uneven

    • By RI in Canada on 2019-08-11

    Price: CDN$ 31.66

    • Cane River

    • Written by: Lalita Tademy
    • Narrated by: Robin Miles
    • Length: 14 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Beginning with her great-great-great-great grandmother, a slave owned by a Creole family, Tademy chronicles four generations of strong, determined black women....

    Price: CDN$ 41.67

    • The Corrections

    • A Novel
    • Written by: Jonathan Franzen
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 21 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 12

    The Corrections is a grandly entertaining novel for the new century - a comic, tragic masterpiece about a family breaking down in an age of easy fixes....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Magnificent.

    • By Suzanne Rothe on 2019-08-20

    Price: CDN$ 43.71

    • We Were the Mulvaneys

    • Written by: Joyce Carol Oates
    • Narrated by: Scott Shina
    • Length: 22 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Now 30 years old, Judd looks back through his memories to tell the secrets that eventually ripped apart the fabric of his storybook family....

    Price: CDN$ 55.56

    • Drowning Ruth

    • A Novel
    • Written by: Christina Schwarz
    • Narrated by: Blair Brown
    • Length: 9 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    Deftly written and emotionally powerful, Drowning Ruth is a stunning portrait of the ties that bind sisters together and the forces that tear them apart...

    Price: CDN$ 28.14

    • Open House

    • Written by: Elizabeth Berg
    • Narrated by: Becky Baker
    • Length: 6 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    Samantha Morrow's husband has left her, and now she must strive to reconstruct a life for herself and her 11-year-old son...

    Price: CDN$ 32.38

    • Back Roads

    • Written by: Tawni O'Dell
    • Narrated by: Andrew Eiden
    • Length: 9 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Harley Altmyer should be in college drinking Rolling Rock and chasing girls. He should be freed from his closed-minded, stricken coal town, with its lack of jobs and no sense of humor....

    Price: CDN$ 32.38

    • The Poisonwood Bible

    • Written by: Barbara Kingsolver
    • Narrated by: Dean Robertson
    • Length: 15 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41

    The Poisonwood Bible is a story told by the wife and four daughters of Nathan Price, a fierce evangelical Baptist who takes his family and mission to the Belgian Congo in 1959....

    Price: CDN$ 40.31

    • The Bluest Eye

    • Written by: Toni Morrison
    • Narrated by: Toni Morrison
    • Length: 7 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20

    The Bluest Eye, published in 1970, is the first novel written by Toni Morrison, winner of the 1993 Nobel Prize in Literature.....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Thought provoking...well done narrative

    • By MalMelMac on 2019-08-21

    Price: CDN$ 32.42

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