15 Books to Watch for in January 2011
From a riveting memoir of a woman's tormented relationship with her mother to the life lessons gleaned from overcoming a debilitating disease, O's editors pick 15 amazing reads to start the year.
O, The Oprah Magazine |
December 22, 2010
In lyrically elegant prose, Mira Bartók's The Memory
Palace explores not just relationships but the
slippery nature of memory itself.
In Caroline Leavitt's suspenseful ninth novel, Pictures of You, two women flee their marriages on the same September day.
In her utterly original debut novel, Annabel, Kathleen Winter explores the question of whether someone of two genders can really find acceptance.
In her charming memoir, Second Wind, Cami Ostman sets out on a quest to find herself—26.2 grueling miles at a time.
In Annie Proulx's Bird Cloud, the beloved author couples masterly prose with her obsessive research on history, ecology and genealogy in a memoir of how she ended up building a ranch in Wyoming.
Dysfunctional doesn't begin to describe the marriages in this brilliant, brutally raw debut collection.
The author of Girl in Hyacinth Blue here imagines a woman torn between art and love in a novel based on the real-life creator of the iconic Tiffany lamps.
One family, six months, zero digital devices. Read this true story for inspiration. Read it for laughs. Maybe even read it on your iPad.
This fascinating biography reveals that Neel—lover, mother, Communist, and, above all, artist—lived a big life. She even painted Warhol partially nude.
Audacious, thrilling, and astute, the stories in this collection—written over the course of nearly half a century—showcase the genius of the late, great Southern writer.
Burns' account (including archival photos) of the immediate aftermath of Martin Luther King Jr.'s death explores how the assassination brought out the best and worst in a city and a nation.
Desperate to keep his teenage daughter out of trouble, a man looks up the woman who abandoned them both years earlier, in the latest novel by the popular author of The Pilot's Wife.
Set in suburban California, this witty debut novel features bed-hopping parents who get into more trouble (and have more fun) than their kids.
Heartfelt and compassionate, this guide to prayer from minister Braestrup offers insight for followers of nearly any faith.
Life lessons from a dynamo born with a rare genetic disease that once threatened to confine her to a wheelchair—or even worse, flats.