Gentle Readers . . . and Maxwell,
Last night I watched as Meredith Viera announced the winner in The Great American Read.
Various people read the countdown of the books, while Viera spotlighted the top five books without revealing which one would win. One of the five books was
and it struck me that this book would be the winner.
It was. I'm happy with that choice. This book is so moving. Viera said it was in first place from the beginning and stayed there throughout the five months of voting.
I only wish that Harper Lee and her older sister Alice were here to enjoy this triumph.
My beloved The Great Gatsby was #15. Not bad at all.
I had read everything in the top 20 except the book in second place: Outlander.
Visit this page to see how the voting turned out.
Infinities of love,