|Jessica Allen, text. Meredith Vieira, fwd.|
|Pages/Publication Date:||288 / 2018|
|Publisher:||Black Dog & Leventhal/PBS|
This illustrated companion volume to the PBS series The Great American Read celebrates the 100 best-loved novels in America. Pride and Prejudice, Nineteen Eighty-Four, The Great Gatsby, Beloved, One Hundred Years of Solitude, Invisible Man—these are books whose ideas, characters, and themes have reflected and even shaped our country. The Book of Books also profiles their authors—with first edition covers, portrait photos, manuscript pages, and other archival material—and explores topics like banned books, beloved illustrators, remarkable library collections, and writerly advice from the authors themselves.