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Winfrey chooses Follett's 'Pillars of the Earth' for book club

CHICAGO (AP) - Oprah Winfrey has picked Ken Follett's 973-page novel "The Pillars of the Earth" as her latest book club selection.

The 58-year-old Follett is one of the world's most popular writers.

"The Pillars of the Earth" is a love story set in England in the 12th century, and he's called it his favorite novel.

Winfrey today said the book is unlike what she usually reads, and that she was introduced to it by a friend.

The talk show host says she couldn't put the book down -- and would stay up until three a.m. reading.

Winfrey's previous choice was "Love in the Time of Cholera," by Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez.

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