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Susan Orlean Hosts The Private Collection Book Club

This book club is for people who simply love to read. Susan starts conversations about an intriguing blend of fiction books, hand-picked from her Private Collection.

This book club is for people who simply love to read. Susan starts conversations about an intriguing blend of fiction books, hand-picked from her Private Collection.

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About This Book Club

Private Collection showcases an array of books from Orlean’s personal library. Explore heartfelt stories about identity, historical fiction, and creative nonfiction—together. Expect to read exquisite writing and unforgettable narratives that you won't want to put down.

Susan Orlean is a writer of true stories and bestselling books whose bylines have filled the pages of The New YorkerVogueRolling StoneEsquire, and Outside. Her words leap from the page into your heart. And sometimes to the big screen. She penned The Library Book, The Orchid Thief, and Adaptation. Her unique humor colors her prose and paints a literary mural for audiences that can't visit art galleries right now.

Literati membership is $20 a month.

Discover New Books

Each month, Susan Orlean will pick a new book to read together that will transport and transform you.

Read Susan's Insights

Receive exclusive book guides, a signed note from your book club host, and a special bookmark. Plus a print copy of this month's book. (Mmm, new book smell)

Talk About The Book

Say hello to fellow club members in the Literati App. And get the first look at new books. Now available on iOS and Android.

Come read through my library, which is packed with the books I love the most.

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