Oprah Winfrey Chooses The Underground Railroad for Book Club 2.0

By Maryann Yin Comment

Underground Railroad Cover (GalleyCat)Oprah Winfrey revealed her fifth Oprah’s Book Club 2.0 selection, The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead. In an interview between Winfrey and Whitehead on Oprah.com, the media mogul revealed that “the opening sentence got my heart pumping right away.”

Doubleday, a Penguin Random House imprint, published this historical fiction book today. Click here to view a video that features Winfrey’s announcement.

The New York Times announced today that they will publish an excerpt from Whitehead’s novel. According to the press release, the teaser from the book will appear in “a special broadsheet section in print on Sunday, August 7.” (via Entertainment Weekly)