The Big Read Blog (Archive)

Grapes of Wrath

When the NEA welcomed three new books to the Big Read library last fall---Jhumpa Lahiri's The Namesake , Charles Portis's True Grit, and Luis Alberto Urrea's Into the Beautiful North--- we asked the writers if they had particular ties to any of the other Big Read titles. Lahiri spoke about having...
http://youtu.be/dQUr9DYKDy8 Burnett Family Bluegrass performs Foggy Mountain Breakdown by Earl Scruggs at Flagstaff, Arizona's Pickin' in the Pines Festival in 2011. Understanding great literature is of course a matter of reading. But it can also be a matter of listening. As part of West Valley...