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Critic's notebook

On 'The Road' of realism with Oprah

By Gail Caldwell
Globe Staff / March 31, 2007

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Oprah Winfrey's book club picks tend to be met with a flurry of fanfare and technology: Book jacket stickers appear overnight; publishers go into instant mega-printings; booksellers raze their displays to make room for the new new thing. Whether her choice is mainstream (Sidney Poitier), classic (William Faulkner), or even publicly retracted (James Frey), the fact is that Oprah's mighty ... (Full article: 978 words)

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