July 16th at 8:30- The Big Read- The Bridge of San Luis Rey
– American author Thornton Wilder‘s second novel, first published in 1927 to worldwide acclaim. It tells the story of several interrelated people who die in the collapse of an Inca rope bridge in Peru, and the events that lead up to their being on the bridge. A friar who has witnessed the accident then goes about inquiring into the lives of the victims, seeking some sort of cosmic answer to the question of why each had to die. The novel won the Pulitzer Prize in 1928, and was the best-selling work of fiction that year
The Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts, designed to restore reading to the center of American culture. Airs every other week on Sundays at 8:30 PM.