FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 16, 2009
CHICAGO — Oprah Winfrey and first-time author David Wroblewski, whose best-selling book The Story of Edgar Sawtelle
is her 62nd Oprah's Book Club selection, will participate in a live, one-night-only interactive Q&A webcast with readers from around the world on Monday, January 26, at 9 p.m./8c exclusively on Oprah.com. The webcast will be a 90-minute event for which book club members can submit their questions for the author and potentially be featured during the live session. This is the second selection that Oprah has discussed with book club members on the Web.
Set on a northern Wisconsin farm in the 1970s, The Story of Edgar Sawtelle
is an epic tale about a boy named Edgar and the special bond he shares with his dog Almondine. From the characters’ entangled relationships to readers’ own amazing dog stories, anything and everything is open for discussion in this online book club meeting about Oprah’s current pick. As the biggest book club in the world, Oprah's Book Club has nearly 2 million online members. Enrollment is free and provides members with access to benefits such as online discussion groups and reading questions. Join Oprah’s Book Club or register for the webcast.
The upcoming webcast for The Story of Edgar Sawtelle
on Oprah.com is sponsored in part by Post-It Products and Scotch Fur Fighter.
Oprah's Book Club also works with the American Library Association (ALA) to distribute thousands of free book club selections donated by each publisher to school, public and community college libraries nationwide. The Chicago-based ALA is the oldest and largest library association in the world with more than 64,000 members. The Oprah Winfrey Show
has remained the number one talk show for 22 consecutive seasons, winning every sweep since its debut in 1986.* It is produced in Chicago by Harpo Productions, Inc. and syndicated to 212 domestic markets by CBS Television Distribution Group and to 144 countries by CBS Paramount International Television.
Source: *Nielsen Cassandra Ranking Report - Nov'86 to July '99 and Wrap Sweeps, Nov '99 to July '08. Primary Telecasts Only.