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*Oprah Winfrey today announces the newest Oprah’s Book Club 2.0 selection, “The Invention of Wings” by Sue Monk Kidd.

The book, which follows the success of her previous novels, “The Secret Life of Bees” and “The Mermaid Chair,” is about two unforgettable women, the quest for freedom, and the desire to have a voice in the world.

“The moment I finished ‘The Invention of Wings,’ I knew this had to be the next Book Club selection,” said Winfrey. “These strong female characters represent the women that have shaped our history and, through Sue’s imaginative storytelling, give us a new perspective on slavery, injustice and the search for freedom.”

“I’m thrilled and honored that Oprah Winfrey chose my novel as her new book club selection,” said Sue Monk Kidd. “After researching and writing The Invention of Wings for the past four years, I can’t tell you how exciting it is to launch the novel with Oprah’s Book Club 2.0. I’m immensely grateful.”

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In addition to being available in bookstores nationwide beginning January 7, 2014, Oprah’s Book Club 2.0 special digital edition of “The Invention of Wings,” with exclusive content including a reader’s group guide and Winfrey’s notes on her favorite passages, will be available for Amazon Kindle, NOOK by Barnes & Noble, on iBooks, Google Play, Kobo and everywhere e-books are sold.

The cross-platform book club’s third selection kicks off in an interview in the January issue of O, The Oprah Magazine (on sale nationwide December 17), where Oprah interviews Kidd about her inspiration for the book, how she was able to get inside the characters minds, and also discusses why the book resonated personally with her.

As readers complete their journey through “The Invention of Wings,” a follow-up exclusive interview with Oprah and Kidd will be broadcast on Winfrey’s OWN series “Super Soul Sunday,” as well as Oprah.com, Facebook.com/OWNtv and Sirius XM’s Oprah Radio channel (Sirius 204, XM 107 with Sirius Premier) early next year.