Oprah Winfrey is a major publishing force, and the enormous success of her book club has single-handily increased the value of many first editions on her list. We are hearing from more first edition Oprah collectors every week, and with everyone's help we hope to provide you with first edition points for all of Oprah's picks.

Here are the books in the Oprah's Book Club category. Click on a thumbnail to see first edition criteria (and photos).

Year

Title

Author

Publisher



The Good Earth

1931


 

The Good Earth
The copyright page states "COPYRIGHT, 1931, BY PEARL S. BUCK" and there is no  (more...)

Last: Buck
First: Pearl S.

Pulitzer Prize

John Day Company
Pages: 375

The Heart is a Lonely Hunter

1940


 

The Heart is a Lonely Hunter
1940 is stated on both the title page and the copyright page. Binding is  (more...)

Last: McCullers
First: Carson

 

Houghton Mifflin Company
Original Price: $2.50
Pages: 356

Cry, the Beloved Country (US)

1948


 

Cry, the Beloved Country (US)
The first edition states 1948 on the title page, and an "A" below the rights  (more...)

Last: Paton
First: Alan

 

Charles Scribner's Sons
Original Price: $3.00
Pages: 278

East of Eden

1952


 

East of Eden
The true first is a signed limited first edition of only 1500 copies signed  (more...)

Last: Steinbeck
First: John

 

Viking
Original Price: $4.50
Pages: 602

Sula

1974


 

Sula
"First Edition" is stated on the copyright page with no references to  (more...)

Last: Morrison
First: Toni

 

Alfred A. Knopf
Original Price: $5.95
Pages: 174

Song of Solomon

1977


 

Song of Solomon
First Edition is stated on the copyright page with no references to  (more...)

Last: Morrison
First: Toni

 

Alfred A. Knopf
Original Price: $8.95
Pages: 337

Love in the Time of Cholera (First American)

1988


 

Love in the Time of Cholera (First American)
"First American Edition" is stated on the copyright page with no statement of  (more...)

Last: Marquez
First: Gabriel Garcia

 

Alfred A. Knopf
Original Price: $18.95
Pages: 348

The Book of Ruth

1988


 

The Book of Ruth
Copyright page has full number line "P 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1". Boards are  (more...)

Last: Hamilton
First: Jane

 

Ticknor & Fields
Original Price: $18.95
Pages: 328

The Pillars of the Earth

1989


 

The Pillars of the Earth
The true first edition was published in the UK. "First published 1989" is  (more...)

Last: Follett
First: Ken

 

Macmillan
Original Price: £13.95
Pages: 806

Jewel

1991


 

Jewel
"First Pocket Books hardcover printing November 1991" is stated on the  (more...)

Last: Lott
First: Bret

 

Pocket Books
Original Price: $20.00
Pages: 358

She's Come Undone

1992


 

She's Come Undone
Copyright page states "First Pocket Books hardcover printing August 1992"  (more...)

Last: Lamb
First: Wally

 

Pocket Books
Original Price: $21.00
Pages: 405

A Lession Before Dying

1993


 

A Lession Before Dying
FIRST EDITION is stated on the copyright page. Binding is black with white  (more...)

Last: Gaines
First: Ernest J.

 

Alfred A. Knopf
Original Price: $21.00
Pages: 256

Vinegar Hill

1994


 

Vinegar Hill
"First published in 1994 by Viking Penguin" is stated on the copyright page  (more...)

Last: Ansay
First: A. Manette

 

Viking
Original Price: $22.95
Pages: 240

A Map of the World

1994


 

A Map of the World
"First Edition" is stated on the copyright page below "June 1994" and full  (more...)

Last: Hamilton
First: Jane

 

Doubleday
Original Price: $22.00
Pages: 390

Stones from the River

1994


 

Stones from the River
Copyright pages has full number line "1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2" and ISBN  (more...)

Last: Hegi
First: Ursula

 

Poseidon Press
Original Price: $23.00
Pages: 507

Where the Heart is

1995


 

Where the Heart is
"First Printing: July 1995" is stated on the copyright page above full number  (more...)

Last: Letts
First: Billie

 

Warner Books
Original Price: $17.95
Pages: 358

Songs in Ordinary Time

1995


 

Songs in Ordinary Time
"First published in 1995 by Viking Penguin" is stated on the copyright page  (more...)

Last: Morris
First: Mary McGarry

 

Viking Press
Original Price: $24.95
Pages: 740

The Deep End of the Ocean

1996


 

The Deep End of the Ocean
"First published in 1996 by Viking Penguin," is stated on the copyright page  (more...)

Last: Mitchard
First: Jacquelyn

 

Viking
Original Price: $23.95
Pages: 434

We Were the Mulvaneys

1996


 

We Were the Mulvaneys
"First Printing, September, 1996" is stated on the copyright page above  (more...)

Last: Oates
First: Joyce Carol

 

Dutton
Original Price: $24.95
Pages: 454

Here on Earth

1997


 

Here on Earth
Copyright page has full number line "1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2". (more...)

Last: Hoffman
First: Alice

 

Putnam
Original Price: $23.95
Pages: 293

Midwives

1997


 

Midwives
First Edition is stated on copyright page under number line "10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3  (more...)

Last: Bohjalian
First: Chris

 

Harmony Books
Original Price: $24.00
Pages: 312

The Poisonwood Bible

1998


 

The Poisonwood Bible
FIRST EDITION is stated in the middle of the copyright page. Full number  (more...)

Last: Kingsolver
First: Barbara

 

Harper Flamingo
Original Price: $26.00
Pages: 546

The Pilot's Wife

1998


 

The Pilot's Wife
FIRST EDITION is stated on the copyright page with number line "10 9 8 7 6 5  (more...)

Last: Shreve
First: Anita

 

Little, Brown and Company
Original Price: $23.95
Pages: 293

Black and Blue

1998


 

Black and Blue
First Edition is stated on copyright page under Random House number line "2 4  (more...)

Last: Quindlen
First: Anna

 

Random House
Original Price: $23.00
Pages: 293

I Know This Much Is True

1998


 

I Know This Much Is True
FIRST EDITION is stated on the copyright page above number line "10 9 8 7 6 5  (more...)

Last: Lamb
First: Wally

 

Regan Books
Original Price: $27.50
Pages: 901

Icy Sparks

1998


 

Icy Sparks
"First published in 1998 by Viking Penguin" is stated on the copyright page  (more...)

Last: Rubio
First: Gwin Hyman

 

Viking
Original Price: $24.95
Pages: 308

Paradise

1998


 

Paradise
"First Edition" is stated on the copyright page. Binding is black cloth.  (more...)

Last: Morrison
First: Toni

 

Alfred A. Knopf
Original Price: $25.00
Pages: 318

Tara Road

1998


 

Tara Road
The first edition is the UK edition. "First published in Great Britain in  (more...)

Last: Binchy
First: Maeve

 

Orion Books
Original Price: £16.99
Pages: 488

White Oleander

1999


 

White Oleander
FIRST EDITION is stated on the copyright page toward the top, and full number  (more...)

Last: Fitch
First: Janet

 

Little, Brown and Company
Original Price: $24
Pages: 390

While I Was Gone

1999


 

While I Was Gone
First Edition is stated on the bottom of the copyright page with no mention  (more...)

Last: Miller
First: Sue

 

Alfred A. Knopf
Original Price: $24.00
Pages: 266

Daughter of Fortune

1999


 

Daughter of Fortune
FIRST EDITION is stated in the middle of the copyright page, and number line  (more...)

Last: Allende
First: Isabel

 

Harper Collins
Original Price: $26.00
Pages: 399

Mother of Pearl

1999


 

Mother of Pearl
Copyright page states First Edition with full number line 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2  (more...)

Last: Haynes
First: Melinda

 

Hyperion
Original Price: $23.95
Pages: 448

Drowning Ruth

2000


 

Drowning Ruth
FIRST EDITION is stated on copyright page below "September 2000" and above  (more...)

Last: Schwarz
First: Christina

 

Doubleday
Original Price: $23.95
Pages: 338

Open House

2000


 

Open House
FIRST EDITION is stated on the copyright page beneath Random House number  (more...)

Last: Berg
First: Elizabeth

 

Random House
Original Price: $22.95
Pages: 241

Back Roads

2000


 

Back Roads
Copyright page has full number line 1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2 and ISBN  (more...)

Last: O'Dell
First: Tawni

 

Viking Penguin
Original Price: $24.95
Pages: 338

The Corrections

2001


 

The Corrections
First Edition, 2001 is stated on the copyright page. Boards are white with  (more...)

Last: Franzen
First: Jonathan

National Book Award

Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Original Price: $26.00
Pages: 568

Cane River

2001


 

Cane River
"First Printing: April 2001" is stated on the copyright page above number  (more...)

Last: Tademy
First: Lalita

 

Warner Books
Original Price: $24.95
Pages: 418

Middlesex

2002


 

Middlesex
Copyright page has number line "1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2". Boards are Light gray  (more...)

Last: Eugenides
First: Jeffrey

Pulitzer Prize

Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Original Price: $27.00
Pages: 529

A Million Little Pieces

2003


 

A Million Little Pieces
FIRST EDITION is stated on the copyright page below "April 2003" and above  (more...)

Last: Frey
First: James

 

Doubleday (Nan A. Talese)
Original Price: $22.95
Pages: 382

A New Earth

2005


 

A New Earth
First printing, October 2005 is stated on the copyright page above full  (more...)

Last: Tolle
First: Eckhart

 

Dutton
Original Price: $24.95
Pages: 313

The Road

2006


 

The Road
First Edition is stated on the copyright page. 2006 is stated on the bottom  (more...)

Last: McCarthy
First: Cormac

Pulitzer Prize

Alfred A. Knopf
Original Price: $24.00
Pages: 241

The Story of Edgar Sawtelle

2008


 

The Story of Edgar Sawtelle
Copyright page has ISBN 978-0-06-137422-7 and full number line "10 9 8 7 6 5  (more...)

Last: Wroblewski
First: David

 

Ecco Press
Original Price: $25.95
Pages: 566

Freedom

2010


 

Freedom
The true first edition is the American edition with "First edition, 2010" on  (more...)

Last: Franzen
First: Jonathan

 

Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Original Price: $28.00
Pages: 562


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