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Winfrey's Next Book Pick: Wiesel's 'Night'

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Winfrey's Next Book Pick: Wiesel's 'Night'

Winfrey's Next Book Pick: Wiesel's 'Night'

Winfrey's Next Book Pick: Wiesel's 'Night'

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After all the hoopla over a memoir that turned out to contain too much fiction, Oprah Winfrey's new choice for her book club is a Holocaust memoir that is sometimes described as a novel. Following A Million Little Pieces, Oprah urged viewers Monday to open Night, a book by Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel. The book has sometimes been characterized in the media as a novel.

RENEE MONTAGNE, host:

Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne.

After all the hoopla over a memoir that turned out to have too much fiction, Oprah Winfrey's new choice for her book club extends the debate with an account of a Nazi death camp called Night. The book was first published in the 1950's, and has been referred to as a novel, because, says its author and Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel, of its literary style. But Wiesel says, it is, in fact, a memoir about the bona fide experiences of his family at Auschwitz.

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