Announcing Oprah Winfrey’s “The Books That Help Me Through”

By Jennifer Schwabinger | October 29 2020 | Award Winners

Kicking off on Monday, October 26th and running through Monday, November 30th, Oprah Winfrey’s “The Books That Help Me Through” will feature 7 titles—5 of which are Penguin Random House titles—that have provided her solace during uncertain times. This series will be featured on Oprah’s Book Club, Twitter & Instagram accounts.

Each week will be dedicated to a different title, beginning each Monday with a kick off message from Oprah highlighting the title and its importance to her.

Click here to view the announcement post on Instagram or click here to view the post on Twitter.

To see the full list of titles on the Backlist Vault, click here.

To see this collection on Edelweiss, click here.



The Soul of America
The Battle for Our Better Angels
We have been here before. In this timely and revealing #1 New York Times betseller, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jon Meacham helps us understand the present moment in American politics and life by looking back at critical times in our history when hope overcame division and fear.
$20.00 US
Apr 30, 2019
Random House Trade Paperbacks

Song of Solomon
An official Oprah Winfrey’s “The Books That Help Me Through” selectionWith this brilliantly imagined New York Times bestselling novel, Toni Morrison transfigures the coming-of-age story as audaciously as Saul Bellow or Gabriel García Márquez. Milkman Dead was born shortly after a neighborhood eccentric hurled himself off a rooftop in a vain attempt at flight. For the rest of his life he, too, will be trying to fly. As Morrison follows Milkman from his rustbelt city to the place of his family’s origins, she introduces an entire cast of strivers and seeresses, liars and assassins, the inhabitants of a fully realized Black world.
$16.00 US
Jun 08, 2004
US, Canada, Open Mkt

The Selected Poems of Mary Oliver
Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Mary Oliver presents a personal selection of her best work in this definitive collection spanning more than five decades of her esteemed literary career.
$30.00 US
Oct 10, 2017
Penguin Press
US, Canada, Open Mkt

Between the World and Me
Instant #1 New York Times bestseller. Because the nation needs it now. A bold investigation into America's racial history and its contemporary echoes from "the single best writer on the subject of race in the United States" (New York Observer), told through the author's own evolving understanding of the subject over the course of his life. "THIS IS REQUIRED READING." --TONI MORRISON
$26.00 US
Jul 14, 2015
One World
US, Canada, Open Mkt

The Fire Next Time
An official Oprah Winfrey’s “The Books That Help Me Through” selectionA national bestseller when it first appeared in 1963, The Fire Next Time galvanized the nation, gave passionate voice to the emerging civil rights movement—and still lights the way to understanding race in America today.  "Basically the finest essay I’ve ever read. . . . Baldwin refused to hold anyone’s hand. He was both direct and beautiful all at once. He did not seem to write to convince you. He wrote beyond you.” --Ta-Nehisi Coates At once a powerful evocation of James Baldwin's early life in Harlem and a disturbing examination of the consequences of racial injustice, the book is an intensely personal and provocative document from the iconic author of If Beale Street Could Talk and Go Tell It on the Mountain. It consists of two "letters," written on the occasion of the centennial of the Emancipation Proclamation, that exhort Americans, both black and white, to attack the terrible legacy of racism. Described by The New York Times Book Review as "sermon, ultimatum, confession, deposition, testament, and chronicle...all presented in searing, brilliant prose," The Fire Next Time stands as a classic of literature.
$13.95 US
Dec 01, 1992
US, Canada, Open Mkt