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A journey through America that introduces our list of the 100 best-loved books and explores the many ways in which these novels affect, reflect and connect us all.

Hear from two members of The Great American Read Book Club.
The final episode will celebrate all 100 books and unveil the #1 best-loved book.
The final episode will celebrate all 100 books and unveil the #1 best-loved book.
The Great American Read is made possible by the Anne Ray Foundation and public television viewers. Additional engagement funding for The Great American Read is made possible by CPB.
America’s 100 best-loved books are revealed, launching the campaign & the nationwide vote.
The search for America’s best-loved novel hits high gear as votes roll in.
How do the books we love answer the question “Who am I?”
We highlight books that feature heroic characters and explore why we love them.
We explore the lessons from novels featuring villains, monsters and evil forces.
We explore books that show what we do for love, in all its many forms.
We explore how America’s favorite novels about other worlds reflect our own world.
Hosted by Meredith Vieira, the search for America’s best-loved novel.
The novel, One Hundred Years of Solitude, is discussed.
Margaret Atwood and others discuss Lucy Maud Montgomery's novel, Anne of Green Gables.
Author, Diana Gabaldon discusses the Outlander series.
Author and retired NFL player, Chris Kluwe, discusses The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
Barbara Bush and others discuss why they love the novel, Americanah.
Gayle King and others discuss Louisa May Alcott's novel, Little Women.
Author and producer, Aline Brosh McKenna, discusses Jane Eyre.
Harper Lee’s novel, To Kill a Mockingbird is explored.
Author, Jason Reynolds discusses his novel, Ghost.
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