The Great American Read

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.

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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.

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The Great American Read Book Club

01:34

Hear from two members of The Great American Read Book Club.



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Outlander

02:56

Author, Diana Gabaldon discusses the Outlander series.

The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy

03:03

Author and retired NFL player, Chris Kluwe, discusses The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

One Hundred Years of Solitude

03:08

The novel, One Hundred Years of Solitude, is discussed.

Americanah

03:08

Barbara Bush and others discuss why they love the novel, Americanah.

Little Women

03:28

Gayle King and others discuss Louisa May Alcott's novel, Little Women.

Anne of Green Gables

03:42

Margaret Atwood and others discuss Lucy Maud Montgomery's novel, Anne of Green Gables.