via press release:
OPRAH’S BOOK CLUB 2.0 ANNOUNCES ITS THIRD SELECTION,
‘The Invention of Wings’ by Sue Monk KIDD
Los Angeles, CA, and New York, NY – OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network, O, The Oprah Magazine and Oprah.com announced today the newest Oprah’s Book Club 2.0 selection, “The Invention of Wings” by Sue Monk Kidd (Viking). Kidd’s new book, which follows the success of her previous novels, “The Secret Life of Bees” and “The Mermaid Chair,” is about twowomen, the quest for freedom, and the desire to have a voice in the world.
“The moment I finished ‘The Invention of Wings,’ I knew this had to be the next Book Club selection,” said Oprah Winfrey. “These strong female characters represent the women that have shaped our history and, through Sue’s imaginative storytelling, give us a new perspective on slavery, injustice and the search for freedom.”
For an OBC 2.0 announcement message from Oprah, click here www.oprah.com/obcvideo (link with embed code).
“I’m thrilled and honored that Oprah Winfrey chose my novel as her new book club selection,” said Sue Monk Kidd. “After researching and writing The Invention of Wings for the past four years, I can’t tell you how exciting it is to launch the novel with Oprah’s Book Club 2.0. I’m immensely grateful.”
In addition to being available in bookstores nationwide beginning January 7, 2014, Oprah’s Book Club 2.0 special digital edition of “The Invention of Wings,” with exclusive content including a reader’s group guide and Winfrey’s notes on her favorite passages, will be available for Amazon Kindle, NOOK® by Barnes & Noble, on iBooks, Google Play, Kobo® and everywhere e-books are sold.
The cross-platform book club’s third selection kicks off in an interview in the January issue of O, The Oprah Magazine (on sale nationwide December 17), where Oprah interviews Kidd about her inspiration for the book, how she was able to get inside the characters minds, and also discusses why the book resonated personally with her.
As readers complete their journey through “The Invention of Wings,” a follow-up exclusive interview with Oprah and Kidd will be broadcast on the Emmy® Award-winning series “Super Soul Sunday,” Oprah.com, Facebook.com/OWNtv and Sirius XM’s Oprah Radio channel (Sirius 204, XM 107 with Sirius Premier) early next year.
Readers can further engage online through a variety of digital and social media platforms, including:
- Oprah.com/bookclub, the book club hub, with original content from Kidd and reading guides with Oprah’s personal thoughts about her favorite passages from the book.
- Twitter, Facebook and Instagram drawn into a social feed using #OprahsBookClub, to engage in a stream of real time user and reader posts from around the world, providing a snapshot of what participants are thinking, feeling and sharing as they read the book together.
- Goodreads.com/OprahsBookClub, the official Oprah’s Book Club 2.0 group on Goodreads, one of the largest websites for book lovers with more than 20 million members, with new online discussions about the selection.
About Oprah’s Book Club 2.0
In June 2012, Oprah Winfrey reintroduced her popular book club as an interactive, multi-platform reading club that harnesses the power of social media, bringing passionate readers together to discuss inspiring stories. After being selected as the club’s inaugural book, “Wild” by Cheryl Strayed (Knopf) returned to the top of the New York Times Best Sellers list and spent six consecutive weeks at #1. The club’s second pick, “The Twelve Tribes of Hattie” by Ayana Mathis, was on the New York Times Best Sellers list for 10 weeks. “The Invention of Wings” by Sue Monk Kidd is the book club’s third selection.
About Sue Monk Kidd
Sue Monk Kidd is the award winning and bestselling author of the novels “The Secret Life of Bees” and “The Mermaid Chair.” “The Secret Life of Bees” spent more than 175 weeks on the New York Times trade paperback bestseller list, has sold more than 6 million copies in the U.S., was turned into an award-winning major motion picture, and has been translated into 36 languages. “The Mermaid Chair” spent 24 weeks on the New York Times hardcover bestseller list, reaching the #1 position, and spent 22 weeks on the New York Times trade paperback list. She is also the author of several acclaimed memoirs, including the New York Times bestseller “Traveling with Pomegranates,” written with her daughter Ann Kidd Taylor. Kidd lives in Florida with her husband. Please visit suemonkkidd.com and follow her on Twitter @SueMonkKidd.
About Super Soul Sunday
“Super Soul Sunday” is the multiple award-winning daytime series that delivers a timely thought-provoking, eye-opening and inspiring block of programming designed to help viewers awaken to their best selves and discover a deeper connection to the world around them. Recognized by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences with a Daytime Emmy® award, the Alliance of Women in Media Foundation with a Gracie award and the Religion Communicators Council with a Wilbur award, “Super Soul Sunday” features all-new conversations between Oprah Winfrey and top thinkers, authors, visionaries, and spiritual leaders. Exploring themes and issues including happiness, personal fulfillment, spirituality and conscious living, guests who have appeared include Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel, Maya Angelou, Brené Brown, India.Arie, Wayne Dyer, Gary Zukav, Marianne Williamson, Coach Phil Jackson, Ram Dass, Eckhart Tolle, Sarah Ban Breathnach, and Thich Nhat Hanh. A truly unique television experience, this groundbreaking series has attracted one of the most loyal, active and engaged social communities in television. Every episode has ranked in the top ten most social shows in broadcast television and cable, spiking to number one more than twelve times (source: Bluefin Data). Produced by Harpo Studios, “Super Soul Sunday” presents an array of perspectives on what it means to be alive in today’s world.
About OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network
OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network is the first and only network named for, and inspired by, a single iconic leader. Oprah Winfrey’s heart and creative instincts inform the brand – and the magnetism of the channel. Winfrey provides leadership in programming and attracts superstar talent to join her in primetime, building a global community of like-minded viewers and leading that community to connect on social media and beyond. OWN is a singular destination on cable. Depth with edge. Heart. Star power. Connection. And endless possibilities. OWN is a joint venture between Harpo, Inc. and Discovery Communications. The network debuted on January 1, 2011 and is available in 85 million homes. The venture also includes the award-winning digital platform Oprah.com.
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About O, The Oprah Magazine
O, The Oprah Magazine (oprah.com/omagazine) encourages confident, intelligent women to reach for their dreams, express their individual style and live their best lives. With an emphasis on personal growth, the magazine addresses every aspect of a woman's life and deeply connects with more than 15 million readers every month (MRI, 2011 Doublebase). From the moment it launched, O, The Oprah Magazine carved out a unique position in the marketplace and created an entirely new category in women’s magazines, delivering its message through thoughtful, ever-evolving content. Guided by the values of one of the most charismatic women in the world, O Editorial Director Oprah Winfrey, the magazine shares trusted advice from other well-known experts including Martha Beck, Suze Orman, Dr. Phil and Dr. Oz and other well-known experts. In May 2012, O, The Oprah Magazine won the publishing industry’s highest honor, the American Society of Magazine Editors (ASME) award for General Excellence. O, The Oprah Magazine is available on Zinio, Barnes & Noble Nook, Amazon Kindle and Flipboard, and its namesake iPad app is available on the App store at www.itunes.com/appstore. Follow O, The Oprah Magazine on Twitter @O_Magazine.
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