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Reading Oprah : how Oprah's book club changed the way America reads

Author: Cecilia Konchar Farr
Publisher: Albany : State University of New York Press, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Oprah's Book Club sparked a revolution among readers by bringing serious contemporary novels to the attention of a wider audience. The Oprah's Book Club seal on a book led to instant fame and bestseller status for authors - but, how did Oprah change the way America reads and values books? Reading Oprah suggests that Oprah initiated an all-important mantra - trust readers. Not only did the public start reading  Read more...
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Named Person: Oprah Winfrey
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Cecilia Konchar Farr
ISBN: 0791462579 9780791462577 0791462587 9780791462584
OCLC Number: 53970847
Description: 164 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction : Oprah's reading revolution --
Reading Oprah --
Oprah reading --
Readers talking --
Talking readers --
Conclusion : the triumph of cultural democracy.
Responsibility: Cecilia Konchar Farr.

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"Oprah's Book Club sparked a revolution among readers by bringing serious contemporary novels to the attention of a wider audience. The Oprah's Book Club seal on a book led to instant fame and bestseller status for authors - but, how did Oprah change the way America reads and values books? Reading Oprah suggests that Oprah initiated an all-important mantra - trust readers. Not only did the public start reading accessible novels, but they also would snatch up formidable titles and read them with a growing confidence and skill. Then, they would talk about them, giving them a life beyond the reader and text."--BOOK JACKET.

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