Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 12:30 am by M. in , ,    No comments
On PBS tonight, May 22, The Great American Read:
The Great American Read is an eight-part series that explores and celebrates the power of reading, told through the prism of America’s 100 best-loved novels (as chosen in a national survey).  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.
The television series features entertaining and informative documentary segments, with compelling testimonials from celebrities, authors, notable Americans and book lovers across the country. It is comprised of a two-hour launch episode in which the list of 100 books is revealed, five one-hour theme episodes that examine concepts common to groups of books on the list, and a finale, in which the results are announced of a nationwide vote to choose America’s best-loved book.
The series is the centerpiece of an ambitious multi-platform digital, educational and community outreach campaign, designed to get the country reading and passionately talking about books.
Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights are on the list.

Tallahassee Democrat informs of local readings of the selected novels in The Midtown Reader, 1123 Thomasville Road:
Faith Harkey, Author, Sneak Thief – Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë – 4 p.m
Meg Baldwin, Executive Director, Refuge House – Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë – 5 p.m.

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