Notebook: Great American Read-a-long

From Ann Kjellberg, Book Post Editor  This Tuesday the enormous PBS book virtual party, “The Great American Read,” will arrive at its mighty crescendo when it unveils its #1 Best Loved American Novel in its final episode, filmed before a live audience and airing at 8 p.m. (EST). You can see the current top ten (seven of them are by women!) here. Television host and impresario Meredith Vieira has silkily presided over the series since its opening foray last spring, which, in a one-and-a-half-hour kick-off bustling with authors, movie stars, comedians, athletes, and plenty of normal readers-on-the-street, disclosed a batch of books judged through an elaborately egalitarian survey to be the hundred most-loved.  

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