What is America's favorite novel? The upcoming eight-part PBS series “The Great American Read” seeks to find out. Its producers surveyed over 7,000 people to come up with a list of 100 finalists -- ranging from works of classical literature to sci-fi to young adult romance. The show will explore what the nominated works say about the American experience and will hold a nationwide vote to choose “America’s best-loved book.” We'll discuss the books that made the top 100, and we want to hear from you: what novel changed your life?
Bill Gardner, vice president, programming and development, PBS
Naomi Jelks, adult engagement coordinator, San Francisco Public Library
Kevin Hunsanger, co-owner, Green Apple Books
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