GMA's Reading Club Selection Is Another Book Sense Pick

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While baseball's Oakland A's shoot for 21 in a row, Book Sense has its own literary streak going: For the seventh straight time, one of the network morning shows has selected a Book Sense 76 title as its book club feature.

On Thursday, September 5, ABC's Good Morning America announced that Three Junes (Pantheon) by Julia Glass was the latest book chosen by the show's "Read This!" book club. Glass's book, which takes place over three summers and revolves around a Scottish family on both sides of the Atlantic, was a May/June 2002 Book Sense 76 selection. In nominating the book for the 76, Calvin Crosby of Books, Inc. in San Francisco said, "I loved how the author captured each individual voice and gave them life."

Earlier this week, NBC's The Today Show announced that A Girl Named Zippy by Haven Kimmel (Broadway Books) was its third "Today's Book Club" pick. Kimmel's memoir of small town life was a Book Sense 76 Top Ten selection for the March/April 2001 list. Author Elizabeth Berg, who was a guest of Today on September 3, recommended the title.

Since GMA and Today began their network reading groups in June, seven titles have been chosen, and all have been Book Sense 76 picks. The other titles selected were Little, Brown's The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold (GMA), William Morrow's Enemy Women by Paulette Jiles (GMA), Knopf's The Dive From Clausen's Pier by Ann Packer (GMA), Doubleday's You Are Not a Stranger Here by Adam Haslett (Today), and Knopf's The Emperor of Ocean Park by Stephen L. Carter (Today).