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【原文阅读】脱口秀女王奥普拉最爱看的十本书

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当问到奥普拉哪十本书对她最有影响时,她犯难了。“只能选十本吗?”她这样问道。

 
  When we asked Oprah to pick the 10 books she''s read in the pastdecade that have mattered to her most, she was momentarily stumped.Only 10? Still, she offered up the following:
  当问到奥普拉哪十本书对她最有影响时,她犯难了。“只能选十本吗?”她这样问道。
  For someone who describes herself as "inspired, challenged, andsustained" by books, it was almost impossible for Oprah to staywithin our limit of 10. Here are her picks, but she emphasized thatit was only a sampler of delightful titles that have also managedto teach her—and all of us—a few things。
  Starting with.。.
  1. Discover the Power Within You
  By Eric Butterworth
  256 pages; HarperOne
  Advice from the internationally known spiritual teacher。
  2. A New Earth
  By Eckhart Tolle
  316 pages; Plume
  There''s a reason Oprah picked this for her Book Club in 2008—andthat she gave audience members Post-it pens along with theircopies. So much wisdom, so little time! A real-life guide to livingyour best life。
  3. The Poisonwood Bible
  By Barbara Kingsolver
  576 pages; Harper Perennial
  This novel is about a family embroiled in the political turmoilof postcolonial Africa. It established Kingsolver as one of ourwisest observers of history, politics, and human nature。
  4. Night
  By Elie Wiesel
  120 pages; Hill and Wang
  A memoir of a childhood suffered in concentration camps duringthe Holocaust. It''s horrific but uplifting. "I gain courage fromhis courage," Oprah says。
  5. A Fine Balance
  By Rohinton Mistry
  624 pages; Vintage
  A Dickensian novel about India during the Emergency. Like theaftermath of September 11, it teaches us about cultures we haven''tunderstood. "It takes us out of our own little shell and exposes usto a whole other world out there," Oprah says。
  6. East of Eden
  By John Steinbeck
  608 pages; Penguin
  This classic is about good and evil as played out in alate-19th-century California ranch family. If you didn''t read it inhigh school, read it now. If you did, reread it!
  7. The Story of Edgar Sawtelle
  By David Wroblewski
  576 pages; HarperCollins
  A kind of Hamlet on the prairie, this is the wrenching story ofa mute boy and his dog. Oprah compares it to East of Eden and ToKill a Mockingbird。
  8. The Pillars of the Earth
  By Ken Follett
  973 pages; Penguin
  About the challenges of building cathedrals in 12th-centuryEngland, this novel couldn''t be more different in setting, time,and plot from the author''s breakthrough success, Eye of the Needle.Oprah declares it simply "great."
  9. The Bluest Eye
  By Toni Morrison
  224 pages; Penguin
  How to choose among the great Morrison''s novels? Start with thisone about a girl who thinks she has to have blue eyes to bebeautiful. Oprah considers it one of the best in a crowded Morrisonfield。
  10. The Known World
  By Edward P. Jones
  400 pages; HarperCollins
  When this book was published in 2003, it shocked everybody withits depiction of slave-owning blacks before the Civil War. Adaring, unusual examination of race。

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