Oprah’s Book Club 2.0 Makes Its Second Selection

by | December 5, 2012 at 11:06 AM | Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey with Author Ayana Mathis (Photo: Rob Howard)

Oprah’s Book Club 2.0 just announced its choice for the latest must-read, and the winner is … The Twelve Tribes of Hattie by Ayana Mathis.

Just in time to make your holiday shopping list, Oprah Winfrey announced Wednesday the second selection for her resurrected book club, where her stamp of approval has been known to turn books into best sellers.

“The opening pages of Ayana’s debut took my breath away,” said Winfrey, “I can’t remember when I read anything that moved me in quite this way, besides the work of Toni Morrison.”

Hailed as an “extraordinary” debut, Mathis’ novel tells the tale of the children of the Great Migration through the trials of an indomitable teen heroine named Hattie and her unforgettable family, according to press materials.

An interview with the author will air Feb. 3 on Oprah’s OWN Channel.

Earlier this year, Oprah’s pick went to Cheryl Strayed’s memoir Wild.