Oprah's 7 books that help her through tough times

Oprah Winfrey's latest book club selection isn't simply one title, it is a collection of seven favorite titles that help her get through the tough times. Like the rest of us, she has not been immune to the struggles that we've been facing as a society, as of late. Like many of us she has turned to books for comfort and solace.

She does have some events planned through her various media outlets if you would like to participate in those.

We do have all seven titles at ACLD. Please click on the book cover or title to be taken to our catalog to check for availability and/or to place your hold(s).


Between the world and me / Ta-Nehisi Coates

The author presents a history of racial discrimination in the United States and a narrative of his own personal experiences of contemporary race relations, offering possible resolutions for the future. (Baker & Taylor)


Devotions : the selected poems of Mary Oliver / Mary Oliver

Throughout her celebrated career, Mary Oliver has touched countless readers with her brilliantly crafted verse, expounding on her love for the physical world and the powerful bonds between all living things. Identified as "far and away, this country's best selling poet" by Dwight Garner, she now returns with a stunning and definitive collection of her writing from the last fifty years. (Penguin Putnam)


The fire next time / James Baldwin

The powerful evocation of a childhood in Harlem that helped to galvanize the early days of the civil rights movement examines the deep consequences of racial injustice to both the individual and the body politic. (Baker & Taylor)


The power of now / Eckhart Tolle

A powerful, insightful guide to achieving spiritual balance shows readers the impediments posed by the mind to the path of enlightenment and the secret to connecting with essence of Being, all the while emphasizing the importance of living in the moment. (Atlas Pub.)


Song of Solomon / Toni Morrison

Macon Dead, Jr., called "Milkman," the son of the wealthiest African American in town, moves from childhood into early manhood, searching, among the disparate, mysterious members of his family, for his life and reality. (Atlas Pub.)


The soul of America / Jon Meacham

While the American story has not always or even often been heroic, we have been sustained by a belief in progress even in the gloomiest of times. In this inspiring book, Meacham reassures us; the good news is that we have come through such darkness before, as, time and again, Lincoln’s better angels have found a way to prevail. (Random House)


When the light of the world was subdued, our songs came through : a Norton anthology of Native Nations poetry / edited by Joy Harjo

United States Poet Laureate Joy Harjo gathers the work of more than 160 poets, representing nearly 100 indigenous nations, into the first historically comprehensive Native poetry anthology. This landmark anthology celebrates the indigenous peoples of North America, the first poets of this country, whose literary traditions stretch back centuries. (Baker & Taylor)



By HeatherL on October 30, 2020