Oprah names Wiesel's 'Night' newest book club pick

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January 17, 2006 04:40

 
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In her first book club pick since allegations that some parts of her last selection were fabricated, Oprah Winfrey chose Elie Wiesel's "Night," a classic of Holocaust literature sometimes labeled a novel but regarded by the author as a memoir. On her show Monday, Winfrey announced the selection of Wiesel's autobiographical account. The book club on Winfrey's popular television show has meant huge sales for selected titles. By Monday night, a paperback edition of "Night" was No. 1 on Amazon.com, displacing Winfrey's controversial previous pick, "A Million Little Pieces." In announcing her selection of "Night," Winfrey referred to the King Day holiday. "Like Dr. King, I have a dream of my own, too, that the powerful message of this little book would be engraved on every human heart and will never be forgotten again. That you who read this book will feel as I do that these 120 pages ... should be required reading for all humanity," she said.

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