From the Associated Press:
CHICAGO — Oprah Winfrey says her latest book club selection is an exception in more ways than one.
The latest pick from publishing’s surest hitmaker is Uwem Akpan’s debut short story collection “Say You’re One Of Them.”
On “The Oprah Winfrey Show” Friday, Winfrey explained she’d never before selected a book of short stories because she felt short stories usually leave readers wanting more.
She says Akpan’s book is a first for her because each one of his five stories left her gasping. She calls it “an incredible book.”
The selection practically guarantees hundreds of thousands of sales, numbers generally unthinkable for short stories beyond works by Ernest Hemingway, John Cheever and other giants of the art form.