Welcome to the first official Oprah's Book Club Newsletter!

Book clubbers from all over the world have logged on and signed up for the fastest growing book club! As you know already, our first selection is John Steinbeck's East of Eden. Oprah says, "It's the perfect summer read...a novel so rich and full of drama you won't be able to turn the pages fast enough!" So—if you haven't already, pick up a copy and start reading the first five chapters of Part One.

You're just days away from receiving exclusive access to "Your Guide" to East of Eden. We'll bring you in-depth behind-the-scenes information on East of Eden—interactive family trees, riveting characters, recurring themes, how Steinbeck responded to his critics, and more!

Starting next week, Oprah will be sharing her thoughts with you as we go. There will be lots for you to think about!

Happy reading!