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Monday, June 18, 2012

Oprah's book club is back

By Deirdre Donahue, USA TODAY

Oprah Winfrey — once an unrivaled force in selling books — is back.

Her impact can be seen on USA TODAY's Best-Selling books list as Cheryl Strayed's memoir Wild, the first title in Winfrey's relaunched club (announced June 1), rises from No. 92 to No. 14.

Although Winfrey's syndicated talk show ended in 2011, her last book club selection was Charles Dickens' Great Expectations/A Tale of Two Cities in 2010. In the club's heyday, 20 Winfrey picks hit No. 1 on USA TODAY's list. Wild has already surpassed 2001's Rohinton Mistry's A Fine Balance which reached No. 22.

Wild marks the first time an e-book edition is the most popular format for an Oprah book club selection.

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