Our new book club selection is written by an author who was so inspired by John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath, he decided to write his own novel about his country! His book not only changed the way the world saw that country, it may even change the way you look at your own life. It's a timeless, universal story of love and home, compassion and endurance.
Cry, the Beloved Country by Alan Payton will open your minds and your hearts to the beauty, the struggle, and the spirit of South Africa. For anyone who has a love of their homeland and the soul of their people, this book is a must read.
So—if you haven't already—pick up a copy and start reading the first five chapters of book one. And check Oprah.com for reader discussions, study guides (coming soon!) and all kinds of features, insights and fascinating details about Cry, the Beloved Country and its author, Alan Paton—it's a journey that will sweep you away…
Go Overseas with Oprah!
That's right—you could be one of the lucky viewers chosen to take this special trip! Send us a personal letter and video about yourself and why you love Cry, the Beloved Country. There's no time like the present! All aboard—next stop: South Africa!