Oprah Pick Leaked

The Washington Post reported that Ingram unintentionally revealed the Oprah Pick on Thursday and it’s what many Twitter speculators guessed it was. It’s also the one we’ve been rooting for — Uwem Akpan’s Say You’re One of Them.

The pick will be officially announced on Oprah’s show Friday (airing at 9 a.m. Central Time in Chicago; 4 p.m. in other markets).

We had high hopes for the book when it came out last year; it deserves the platform that Oprah will give it. It landed on several best of 2008 lists — NY Times, Washington Post, Publishers Weekly and the Amazon Editors’ list.

If you haven’t read the book (and good luck getting your hands on a library copy after the announcement!), two of the stories in the collection appeared in the New Yorker and are available on their site:

The Post‘s story does not explain how the pick was leaked.

Say You’re One of Them
Uwem Akpan
Retail Price: $14.99
Paperback: 384 pages
Publisher: Back Bay Books – (2009-07-15)
ISBN / EAN: 0316113956 / 9780316113953

Libraries used the following blind bibliographic information to order the book:

  • Trade Paperback
  • 978-0-316-08637-0
  • $14.99

The downloadable eBook and audio are available from OverDrive.

One Response to “Oprah Pick Leaked”

  1. so odd « Collection Developments @ Sno-Isle Says:

    […] old and those readers that are Oprah followers have already read it, the fact that the pick was leaked the day before so there was less excitement or…?  all speculation, but it’s certainly unexpected to […]