Jonathan Franzen’s Freedom will be the next Oprah’s Book Club pick, according to the AP, which got its info from three booksellers who have asked to remain unnamed–Oprah doesn’t officially announce the pick until Friday.
Here’s more from the story:
Winfrey’s decision tells a story she loves well, redemption, and cites a book that itself redeems a troubled Minnesota-based family. Released in late August, “Freedom” was virtually canonized by critics before publication and has been topping best-seller lists even without Oprah’s approval.
Apparently she has forgiven Franzen, who lost the Oprah seal on The Corrections after making some less-than-happy remarks about his inclusion in the Club for that book. And, surely, FSG will forgive Franzen, too–they must not have been too happy to lose all those sales last time. Freedom just keeps getting bigger and bigger…