Caste (Oprah's Book Club): The Origins of Our Discontents

Isabel Wilkerson (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$32.00  $29.44
Publisher
Random House
Publish Date
August 04, 2020
Pages
496
Dimensions
6.4 X 9.3 X 1.7 inches | 1.65 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780593230251

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About the Author

Isabel Wilkerson, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Humanities Medal, is the author of the critically acclaimed New York Times bestseller The Warmth of Other Suns. Her debut work won the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction and was named to Time's 10 Best Nonfiction Books of the 2010s and The New York Times's list of the Best Nonfiction of All Time. She has taught at Princeton, Emory, and Boston Universities and has lectured at more than two hundred other colleges and universities across the United States and in Europe and Asia.

Reviews

"Magnificent . . . a trailblazing work on the birth of inequality . . . Caste offers a forward-facing vision. Bursting with insight and love, this book may well help save us."--O: The Oprah Magazine

"Extraordinary . . . one of the most powerful nonfiction books I'd ever encountered . . . an instant American classic and almost certainly the keynote nonfiction book of the American century thus far. . . .Caste deepens our tragic sense of American history. It reads like watching the slow passing of a long and demented cortege. . . . It's a book that seeks to shatter a paralysis of will. It's a book that changes the weather inside a reader."--Dwight Garner, The New York Times

"[Caste] should be at the top of every American's reading list."--Chicago Tribune

"Wilkerson's book is a powerful, illuminating and heartfelt account of how hierarchy reproduces itself, as well as a call to action for the difficult work of undoing it."--The Washington Post

"It is bracing to be reminded with such precision that our country was built through genocide and slavery. But Ms. Wilkerson has also provided a renewed way of understanding America's longest, fiercest trouble in all its complexity. Her book leaves me both grateful and hopeful. I gulped it down."--Tracy Kidder, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Mountains Beyond Mountains

"Like Martin Luther King, Jr. before her, Isabel Wilkerson has traveled the world to study the caste system and has returned to show us more clearly than ever before how caste is permanently embedded in the foundation and unseen structural beams of this old house called America. Isabel Wilkerson tells this story in prose that is so beautiful, the only reason to pause your reading is to catch your breath. You cannot understand America today without this book."--Lawrence O'Donnell

"This enthralling exposΓ© deserves a wide and impassioned readership."-- Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"Similar to her previous book, the latest by Wilkerson is destined to become a classic, and is urgent, essential reading for all."--Library Journal (starred review)

"This is a brilliant book, well timed in the face of a pandemic and police brutality that cleave along the lines of a caste system."--Booklist (starred review)