Rights Available! Oprah Winfrey's Latest Book Club Pick

Colson Whitehead's 'The Underground Railroad' and Alexander Weinstein's 'Children of the New World' are both ripe for optioning.
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'The Underground Railroad' by Colson Whitehead

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
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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.