If you were asked to name a novel that changed your life, what would you say?
The Great American Read, a new eight-part PBS series and nationwide campaign that explores the joy of books, will travel the country to find America’s best-loved novel.
“The power of reading is extraordinary,” says host Meredith Vieira, author and 14-time Emmy Award winner. “It allows us to escape to new worlds, introduces us to a diverse range of people, opens our minds to different ideas, and allows us to keep learning no matter our age or background.”
Produced by PBS in partnership with Nutopia, The Great American Read explores the power of literature through the lens of America’s 100 best-loved novels, as chosen by viewers. An announcement of all 100 books — selected from a demographically representative national survey — will be made available to the public on Friday, April 20. See the list here.