Wednesday, January 18, 2006

"Night" for Oprah

Oprah has a new pick for her book club: Elie Wiesel's "Night."
"There has never been any controversy about this book," says Jeff Seroy, a spokesman for publisher Farrar, Straus and Giroux. "It's widely used in classrooms and, next to Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl, it's one of the most widely read books on the Holocaust."

The publisher is printing 1 million paperback editions and 150,000 hardcover copies that will carry the Oprah's Book Club logo. Also, Winfrey says her show is sponsoring a high school essay contest based on the book. Details are at

Wiesel, 77 and an American citizen since 1963, won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1986 for a lifetime of writing and speaking out against racism and hatred. (USA Today)

Did Costco spill the beans? I was in a Costco here in Indianapolis last Thursday (Jan. 12), and "Night" was among their other books. It does not, however, appear (yet) on their website.

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