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Revived Oprah book club to focus on classics

Feb. 27, 2003

NEW YORK (AP) — Oprah’s Book Club is back, and this time she’s sticking to the classics. Winfrey revealed Wednesday night that she was bringing back her club after a 10-month hiatus. She said she had been reading works by William Shakespeare, William Faulkner and Ernest Hemingway and wanted to celebrate these and other writers from the past.

“I’m back in the business of recommending books … but with a difference,” she told the Association of American Publishers in Washington, D.C. Winfrey, who received a standing ovation, was being honored at the annual meeting for her contributions to publishing.

She did not say when she would make her first new pick, or who the first author would be. She expects to make three to five choices a year, and plans to visit a location related to the book or author.

The new club is tentatively titled “Traveling With the Classics.” Winfrey suspended her book picks last April, later saying she didn’t have enough time to keep up monthly selections.

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