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Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author Elizabeth Strout to Kick Off O’s Onboard Book Club on July 15 Cruise

Holland America Line and O, The Oprah Magazine’s “Share the Adventure Cruise” is adding Pulitzer Prize-winning author Elizabeth Strout and O, The Oprah Magazine books editor Leigh Haber to the list of visionaries and authorities who will be on board the July 15 sailing to Alaska. Guests aboard Eurodam will be able to join O’s Onboard Book Club where Haber will lead the discussion as Strout shares the process and inspiration behind her latest novel, “Anything Is Possible.”

Holland America Line previously announced that Oprah Winfrey and O, The Oprah Magazine editors Gayle King, Lucy Kaylin and creative director Adam Glassman will be on board, along with SuperSoul 100 Members Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter India.Arie, fitness evangelist Angela M. Davis, and author, activist and motivational speaker Glennon Doyle.

“We’re excited that a highly decorated author like Elizabeth and Books Editor Leigh are joining the incredible list of talent on this sailing and that our guests will have the opportunity to hear insights about Elizabeth’s latest novel and writing approach,” said Orlando Ashford, president of Holland America Line. “And Rita is always a guest favorite when she entertains onboard, and we’re thrilled that she’s joining us again as a special addition to this once-in-a-lifetime cruise.”

Guests who wish to purchase Strout’s New York Times bestseller “Anything Is Possible” before cruising can visit the Random House website at

Pulitzer Prize–winning author Elizabeth Strout

Elizabeth Strout is the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of “Olive Kitteridge,” also nominated for the National Book Critic’s Circle Award; the #1 New York Times bestseller “My Name Is Lucy Barton,” which was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize; “The Burgess Boys,” a New York Times bestseller; “Abide With Me,” a national bestseller and Book Sense pick; and “Amy and Isabelle,” which won the Chicago Tribune Heartland Prize and the Los Angeles Times Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction.

Strout has been a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award and the Orange Prize in England. Her short stories have been published in a number of magazines, including O, The Oprah Magazine and The New Yorker.

Books Editor Leigh Haber

For the past five years, Haber has been books editor for O, The Oprah Magazine, and a coordinator of Oprah’s Book Club. She began her career in book publishing as a news aide for the Washington Post’s Book World. For years she was a publicity director for various publishing houses, and thereafter held senior editorial positions at Scribner, Hyperion and Rodale. Over the years, she’s worked with numerous authors, among them Alice Walker, Gloria Naylor, Steve Martin, Al Gore, Terry Gross, Lou Reed and others.

Leigh Haber

Leigh Haber is books editor for O, The Oprah Magazine, and a coordinator of Oprah’s Book Club.

Holland America Line and O, The Oprah Magazine Partnership

Holland America Line and O, The Oprah Magazine’s exclusive partnership unites the soul-stirring power of travel with O’s deep commitment to connection and personal growth. Oprah Winfrey; O, The Oprah Magazine editor-in-chief Lucy Kaylin, editor-at-large Gayle King; and creative director Adam Glassman will join the O, The Oprah Magazine Share the Adventure Cruise to Alaska on July 15th. Four additional O, The Oprah Magazine Adventure of Your Life sailings featuring SuperSoul 100 Members to be announced and O Magazine-inspired activities will depart Nov. 29, 2017, 11-day Caribbean; March 3, 2018, seven-day Caribbean; Aug. 11, 2018, seven-day Alaska; and Oct. 28, 2018, seven-day Caribbean.

In addition, more than 300 Holland America Line cruises sailing in North America from August 2017 through 2018 will offer a variety of engaging activities developed with the magazine’s editors including meditation, exercise, healthy eating, an onboard book reading room and more.

  • Joyce DEWAARD

    interested in getting more info on Oprah Cruise July 2017
    3 verandah rooms

  • Julie

    Joyce, I have someone from Reservations reaching out to you ASAP. You can call 1–877–932–4259 or your travel agent as well.

  • Bonnie C Polgar

    Booked on Nieuw Statendam. 11/17/19. Where can I find info on Oprah book selection for that time period? Want yo have time to read it before sailing.

  • Julie

    Hi Bonnie, currently the book is Save the The Plums. We do not have a schedule of when that will chance, so please check the HAL website before your cruise:

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