Oprah Winfrey revealed her fourth Oprah’s Book Club 2.0 selection, Ruby by Cynthia Bond. According to The Associated Press, Winfrey revealed that she fell in love with the novel after reading the first sentence.
Published by Hogarth (a Penguin Random House imprint), the story follows “a worldly, beautiful black woman, Ruby Bell, and her struggle not to be destroyed by her home community of Liberty Township.” Bond was influenced by the work she has done in the past with at-risk-youth and a traumatic event in her family’s history.
The paperback edition was released today. Winfrey has interviewed Bond and the full conversation will appear in the March 2015 issue of O magazine. Click here to view a video that features Winfrey’s announcement.