Take note folks, perhaps Ms. Winfrey is considering the letter generated by the Word of Mouth writers (wordofmouthwriters.org) and its supporters.
According to the New York Daily News , Oprah Winfrey has recommended Edward P. Jones' 2003 novel The Known World to those who "need a book right away for your reading groups."
The Daily News suggests that Oprah "may be hinting that she'll pick other modern novels eventually."
Over on Oprah's site , the inimitable Ms. Winfrey calls The Known World, "a masterfully written gem."
The Pulitzer-committee and the Happy Booker couldn't agree more.
Winfrey's site also promises that it's upcoming "summer book club choice is a big one," assuring readers that it will be "worth the wait."
Could this be a sign that Oprah's summer reading selection will come from the contemporary fiction shelf? Stay tuned!