The Great American Read

  • Hosted by Meredith Vieira

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The Great American Read is an eight-part series, hosted by Meredith Vieira, that explores and celebrates the power of reading, told through the prism of America’s 100 best-loved novels.  It investigates how and why writers create their fictional worlds, how we as readers are affected by these stories, and what these 100 different books have to say about our diverse nation and our shared human experience.  

Electronic List of America's 100 Best-loved Novels
Printable Checklist of America's 100 Best-loved Novels 

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Join WKAR for a series of events and activities to explore and celebrate the power of reading!

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The Great American Read

FREE -- Thursday, June 9, 11am – 2pm at CADL Downtown | Reserve your seat for the first WKAR and The Great American Read event that explores and celebrates reading! 

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Is your favorite book on The Great American Read list of America’s 100 best-loved novels?