In the Love episode that aired on 10/9, Great American Read explored books that show what we do for love, in all its many forms. How do our favorite novels reflect what we do for love? From classic romance to family dramas, from unrequited passion to unforgettable first love, this episode took a look at our best-loved books that feature the most important emotion in our lives, and examined why we are drawn to these stories.

 Famous faces featured in this episode include Marie Arana, Margaret Atwood, Barbara Bush, Chelsea Clinton, Henry Louis Gates Jr, Lauren Graham, John Green, Jenna Bush Hager, Yahdon Israel, Gayle King, Lisa Lucas, George R.R. Martin, Shanna Peeples, Maya Rodale, Joshua Rothman, Parul Sehgal, Nicholas Sparks, Baratunde Thurston, Gabrielle Union, Ming-Na Wen, and Allison Williams.

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