Toni Morrison
Oprah Winfrey 

The television talk-show host Oprah Winfrey selects books for discussion on The Oprah Show.  The author appears with Oprah and others on the show to discuss the selected book which is widely reported and advertized.. The publicity has consistently created best sellers.  Four books by the Nobel Prize winner, Toni Morrison, have been selected. Oprah Winfrey has said that Toni Morrison "is the best writer living or dead, and I love her work." The following table shows the date the selection was made, the author and the book title.


April 5, 2002 Toni Morrison Sula
January 24, 2002 Anne-Marie MacDonald Fall on Your Knees
November 30, 2001 Rohinton Mistry A Fine Balance
September 24, 2001 Jonathan Franzen The Corrections
June 20, 2001 Lalita Tademy Cane River
May 16, 2001 Malika Oufkir Stolen Lives: Twenty Years in a Desert Jail
March 8, 2001 Gwyn Hyman Rubio Icy Sparks
January 24, 2001 Joyce Carol Oates We Were the Mulvaneys
November 16, 2000 Andre Dubus III House of Sand and Fog
September 27, 2000 Christina Schwarz Drowning Ruth
August 23, 2000 Elizabeth Berg Open House
June 23, 2000 Barbara Kingsolver The Poisonwood Bible
May 26, 2000 Sue Miller While I Was Gone
April 27, 2000 Toni Morrison The Bluest Eye
March 28, 2000 Tawni O'Dell Back Roads
February 17, 2000 Isabelle Allende Daughter of Fortune
January 18, 2000 Robert Morgan Gap Creek
December 3, 1999 Jane Hamilton A Map of the World
November 10, 1999 A. Manette Ansay Vinegar Hill
October 14, 1999 Breena Clarke River, Cross My Heart
September 4, 1999 Maeve Binchy Tara Road
June 15, 1999 Melinda Haynes Mother of Pearl
May 6, 1999 Janet Fitch White Oleander
March 31, 1999 Anita Shreve The Pilot's Wife
February 26, 1999 Bemhard Schlink The Reader
January 19, 1999 Bret Lott Jewel
December 7, 1998 Billie Letts Where the Heart Is
October 20, 1998 Chris Bohjalian Midwives
September 25, 1998 Pearl Cleage What Looks Like Crazy on an Ordinary Day
June 18, 1998 Wally Lamb I Know This Much Is True
May 22, 1998 Edwidge Danticat Breath, Eyes, Memory
April 9, 1998 Anna Quindlen Black and Blue
March 6, 1998 Alice Hoffman Here on Earth
January 16, 1998 Toni Morrison Paradise
December 8, 1997 Bill Cosby The Meanest Thing to Say, The Treasure Hunt, The Best way to Play
October 27, 1997 Kaye Gibbons Ellen Foster, A Virtuous Woman
September 22, 1997 Ernest Gaines A Lesson Before Dying
June 18, 1997 Mary McGarry Morris Songs in Ordinary Time
May 9, 1997 Maya Angelou The Heart of a Woman
April 8, 1997 Sheri Reynolds The Rapture of Canaan
February 28, 1997 Ursula Hegi Stones from the River
January 22, 1997 Wally Lamb She's Come Undone
November 18, 1996 Jane Hamilton The Book of Ruth
November 18, 1996 Toni Morrison Song of Solomon
September 17, 1996 Jacquelyn Mitchard The Deep End of the Ocean