[#UBookish]: Oprah Announces First Book Club Pick with Apple TV+, The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Oprah recently announced her partnership with Apple TV+ in which she will be releasing exclusive streaming content for her Book Club. The first selection in Oprah’s Book Club with Apple TV+ is Ta-Nehisi Coates debut novel, The Water Dancer.

Oprah’s Book Club is a new series on Apple TV+ new streaming service. The upcoming series from Oprah will feature author interviews and features on her book club selections. Streaming on the new Apple TV+ will begin on November 1st. New episodes of Oprah’s Book Club will be uploaded once every two months.

Keep scrolling to read about Oprah’s Book Club first selection with Apple TV+ The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates.

The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates is the debut novel from author Ta-Nehisi Coates. This mystical fiction novel is a tale on a magical gift, a devastating loss, and an underground war. Coates has previously written works of non-fiction including his memoir, Between the World and Me, as well as a Black Panther Comic Book series. Watch the CBS News Morning show interview with Ta-Nehisi Coates and Oprah, below.

Keep scrolling to read what The Water Dancer, is about.

Young Hiram Walker was born into bondage. When his mother was sold away, Hiram was robbed of all memory of her—but was gifted with a mysterious power. Years later, when Hiram almost drowns in a river, that same power saves his life. This brush with death births an urgency in Hiram and a daring scheme: to escape from the only home he’s ever known.

So begins an unexpected journey that takes Hiram from the corrupt grandeur of Virginia’s proud plantations to desperate guerrilla cells in the wilderness, from the coffin of the Deep South to dangerously idealistic movements in the North. Even as he’s enlisted in the underground war between slavers and the enslaved, Hiram’s resolve to rescue the family he left behind endures.

This is the dramatic story of an atrocity inflicted on generations of women, men, and children—the violent and capricious separation of families—and the war they waged to simply make lives with the people they loved. Written by one of today’s most exciting thinkers and writers, The Water Dancer is a propulsive, transcendent work that restores the humanity of those from whom everything was stolen.

Ta-Nehisi Coates, will be going on a book tour across the country to discuss his latest novel. The tour schedule can be found here. You can also listen to the audiobook version of The Water Dancer, narrated by actor Joe Morton (Scandal). Click here to get your copy.

The Water Dancer has also been making its rounds around Black Hollywood. See which of your celeb book baes are currently reading The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates.

You can grab your copy of this bestseller here.

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