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This is for readers of Oprah's Book Club books who would like to participate in an easy-to-follow book club instead of or in addition to Oprah.com! I will try to incorporate the same things discussed on her webpage.

1. All posts off-topic will be deleted, as well as those for a new community.
2. Only those serious about reading the book and having discussions are allowed.
3. Please use lj-cuts for long entries or for any kind of spoilers. Also, label what chapters you are talking about so that we know what part you are spoiling and whether we have read it yet or not.

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Night by Elie Wiesel

"Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel's wrenching attempt to find meaning in the horror of the Holocaust is technically a novel, but it's based so closely on his own experiences in Birkenau, Auschwitz, and Buchenwald that it's generally--and not inaccurately--read as an autobiography. Like Wiesel himself, the protagonist of Night is a scholarly, pious teenager racked with guilt at having survived the genocidal campaign that consumed his family. His memories of the nightmare world of the death camps present him with an intolerable question: how can the God he once so fervently believed in have allowed these monstrous events to occur? There are no easy answers in this harrowing book, which probes life's essential riddles with the lucid anguish only great literature achieves. It marks the crucial first step in Wiesel's lifelong project to bear witness for those who died."-from Amazon.com

Past Books discussed in this community
A Million Little Pieces by James Frey
Light in August by William Faulkner
The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner
As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner
The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy

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