To Kill a Mockingbird

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To Kill a Mockingbird
384 pages; Grand Central Publishing

2000 (picked by Oprah!)

Bookshelf: Oprah reveals some of her favorites in her collection at home

Harpers Lee's masterpiece—my favorite novel of all time—traces one lawyer’s effort to defend a wrongly accused black man without sacrificing the innocence of his children.

Favorite quote: "There is one way in this country in which all men are created equal- there is one human institution that makes a pauper the equal of a Rockefeller, the stupid man the equal of an Einstein, and the ignorant man the equal of any college president. That institution, gentlemen, is a court."
— Oprah