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Rights Available! Oprah Winfrey's Latest Book Club Pick
The Underground Railroad (Doubleday) by Colson Whitehead
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The week of its Aug. 2 publication, Oprah Winfrey made Whitehead's science fiction-meets-slavery history tale (imagine a real subterranean railroad, for starters) the newest pick for her book club.
Children of the New World (Picador) by Alexander Weinstein
The Martha's Vineyard Institute of Creative Writing director's debut short story collection, out Sept. 13, is set in a near future transformed by technology. With its strong Black Mirror vibe, multiple stories could be optioned.