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Oprah’s Book Club 2.0 Makes New Pick Available at Books-A-Million

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In conjunction with Oprah Winfrey’s announcement that she has selected Cynthia Bond’s debut novel to Oprah’s Book Club 2.0, Books-A-Million invites readers to visit and order “Ruby” to experience the unforgettable story for themselves.

“Full of raw passion and emotion Cynthia Bonds debut is a captivating story that must be heard,” said Margaret Terwey, senior fiction buyer for Books-A-Million. “To be chosen as only the fourth selection to Oprah’s Book Club 2.0 is quite an honor and it is well deserved.”

“Ruby” is set in a small East Texas town called Liberty Township, and tells the moving story of Ruby Bell upon her return home from New York. At thirty-years-old she is forced to relive the nightmarish violence she experienced as a child. She struggles to deal with the frightening past of the town she grew up in as an outcast in the community. Despite her past, Ephram Jennings has loved her all his life, and is desperate to protect her at any cost.

Bond constructs a gripping narrative full of courage and passion while exploring the dark side of man. “Ruby” solidifies Bond as one of the best new voices in literature today.

Cynthia Bond is a native of East Texas currently residing in Los Angeles. For over fifteen years she has taught at-risk youth and the homeless how to write. After attending Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism she then moved to New York to attend the American Academy of Dramatic Arts.


Books-A-Million, Inc. is one of the nation’s leading book retailers and sells on the Internet at The Company presently operates 261 stores in 33 states and the District of Columbia. The Company operates large superstores under the names Books-A-Million (BAM!), Books & Co. and 2nd & Charles and traditional bookstores operating under the names Bookland and Books-A-Million. Also included in the Company’s retail operations is the operation of Yogurt Mountain Holding, LLC, a retailer and franchisor of self-serve frozen yogurt stores with 44 locations. The Company also develops and manages commercial real estate investments through its subsidiary, Preferred Growth Properties, which presently include four retail shopping centers. The common stock of Books-A-Million, Inc. is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol BAMM. For more information, visit the Company’s corporate website at

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