What is America's favorite novel?

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    'The Great American Read' Wants Your Vote for Best Novel



    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?

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    ..that would depend on what generation, yes?
    ..we read How Green Was My Valley, A Tale of Two Cities, etc in high school
    ..we chose a novel to read junior year and since Centennial was on TV, I picked that--when I told the teacher I picked it, he looked and said something like --''OOO KKKKK''--because the book was so long!.....but, it was very good end enjoyable since I like history
    ...Michener has a lot of books that are very ''broad'//'immense'....which I like the ''greatness/immensity...like the immensity of WW2 is one of the reasons I read about that
    --human need for exploration/wars/conflicts/
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    Harry Potter.
     
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    Atlas Shrugged
     
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    Way too many to choose one. Thanks for the heads up, though. It will be great to watch.
     
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    The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, hands down.

    Runner up...Call of the Wild.
     
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    ..because you are the Missourian?? Missouri and Mississippi Rivers there
    ..Twain lived in Hannibal, Mo on the river
    ...the river ''life'' seems to have a nostalgic memory for me ....probably because of the Davy Crockett Disney movie Davy Crockett River Pirates...and my father would take us to the river for outdoor fun...when I grew up, the Danial Boone,Crockett genre was one of my favorites for the ''outdoors'' atmosphere....the stockade forts/etc
    ....Jack London has a lot of novels that are enjoyable....the Yukon/Alaska/cold weather genre was adventurous/popular back then....I don't think it is as popular now??
     

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