Oprah Winfrey‘s “The Books That Help Me Through” Collection

By Laura Kemp | November 1 2020 | Adult

Oprah Winfrey has announced a new version of Oprah’s Book Club, a special collection of seven meaningful books dubbed “The Books That Help Me Through”. This collection represents titles that have helped Oprah herself through life’s challenging moments, which she hopes will spark impactful conversation and unite our global community.  Throughout November, Oprah will dive deeper into each book on Instagram (@oprahsbookclub),  exploring the themes of each book and fostering an open online conversation.   

Oprah Winfrey said, “Instead of announcing one new Oprah’s Book Club selection this month, I’ll be spotlighting a curated list of seven titles I cherish for their ability to comfort, inspire, and enlighten me.  It’s a mix of fiction, poetry, nonfiction and spirituality, books I know and trust and revisit time and again.”

“The Books That Help Me Through” Schedule:

For more details about Oprah’s Book Club and “The Books That Help Me Through,” click here.

The Soul of America
978-0-399-58981-2
We have been here before. In this timely and revealing book, the Pulitzer Prize-winning, #1 New York Times bestselling author Jon Meacham helps us understand the present moment in American politics and life by looking back at critical times in our history when hope overcame division and fear.
$30.00 US
May 08, 2018
Hardcover
416 Pages
Random House
World

Devotions
978-0-399-56324-9
Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Mary Oliver presents a personal selection of her best work in this definitive collection spanning more than five decades of her esteemed literary career.
$30.00 US
Oct 10, 2017
Hardcover
480 Pages
Penguin Press
US, Canada, Open Mkt

The Fire Next Time
978-0-679-74472-6
A national bestseller when it first appeared in 1963, The Fire Next Time galvanized the nation, gave passionate voice to the emerging civil rights movement—and still lights the way to understanding race in America today.  "Basically the finest essay I’ve ever read. . . . Baldwin refused to hold anyone’s hand. He was both direct and beautiful all at once. He did not seem to write to convince you. He wrote beyond you.” —Ta-Nehisi Coates At once a powerful evocation of James Baldwin's early life in Harlem and a disturbing examination of the consequences of racial injustice, the book is an intensely personal and provocative document from the iconic author of If Beale Street Could Talk and Go Tell It on the Mountain. It consists of two "letters," written on the occasion of the centennial of the Emancipation Proclamation, that exhort Americans, both black and white, to attack the terrible legacy of racism. Described by The New York Times Book Review as "sermon, ultimatum, confession, deposition, testament, and chronicle...all presented in searing, brilliant prose," The Fire Next Time stands as a classic of literature.
$13.95 US
Dec 01, 1992
Paperback
128 Pages
Vintage
US, Canada, Open Mkt

Between the World and Me
978-0-525-51030-7
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNER • NAMED ONE OF TIME’S TEN BEST NONFICTION BOOKS OF THE DECADE • PULITZER PRIZE FINALIST • NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FINALIST • ONE OF OPRAH’S “BOOKS THAT HELP ME THROUGH” • NOW AN HBO ORIGINAL SPECIAL EVENT Hailed by Toni Morrison as “required reading,” a bold and personal literary exploration of America’s racial history by “the most important essayist in a generation and a writer who changed the national political conversation about race” (Rolling Stone) NAMED ONE OF THE MOST INFLUENTIAL BOOKS OF THE DECADE BY CNN • NAMED ONE OF PASTE’S BEST MEMOIRS OF THE DECADE • NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York Times Book Review • O: The Oprah Magazine • The Washington Post • People • Entertainment Weekly • Vogue • Los Angeles Times • San Francisco Chronicle • Chicago Tribune • New York • Newsday • Library Journal • Publishers Weekly  In a profound work that pivots from the biggest questions about American history and ideals to the most intimate concerns of a father for his son, Ta-Nehisi Coates offers a powerful new framework for understanding our nation’s history and current crisis. Americans have built an empire on the idea of “race,” a falsehood that damages us all but falls most heavily on the bodies of black women and men—bodies exploited through slavery and segregation, and, today, threatened, locked up, and murdered out of all proportion. What is it like to inhabit a black body and find a way to live within it? And how can we all honestly reckon with this fraught history and free ourselves from its burden?Between the World and Me is Ta-Nehisi Coates’s attempt to answer these questions in a letter to his adolescent son. Coates shares with his son—and readers—the story of his awakening to the truth about his place in the world through a series of revelatory experiences, from Howard University to Civil War battlefields, from the South Side of Chicago to Paris, from his childhood home to the living rooms of mothers whose children’s lives were taken as American plunder. Beautifully woven from personal narrative, reimagined history, and fresh, emotionally charged reportage, Between the World and Me clearly illuminates the past, bracingly confronts our present, and offers a transcendent vision for a way forward.
$10.99 US
Sep 05, 2017
Paperback
176 Pages
One World
US, Canada, Open Mkt
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Song of Solomon
978-1-4000-3342-3
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • An official Oprah Winfrey’s “The Books That Help Me Through” selection • With this brilliantly imagined novel, the acclaimed Nobel Prize winner transfigures the coming-of-age story as audaciously as Saul Bellow or Gabriel García Márquez. Milkman Dead was born shortly after a neighborhood eccentric hurled himself off a rooftop in a vain attempt at flight. For the rest of his life he, too, will be trying to fly. As Morrison follows Milkman from his rustbelt city to the place of his family’s origins, she introduces an entire cast of strivers and seeresses, liars and assassins, the inhabitants of a fully realized Black world.
$17.00 US
Jun 08, 2004
Paperback
352 Pages
Vintage
US, Canada, Open Mkt