Scout, Atticus, and Boo

Scout, Atticus, and Boo

<p><em>To Kill a Mockingbird</em> may well be our national novel. It is the first adult novel that many of us remember reading, one book that millions of us have in common. It sells nearly a million copies a year, more than any other twentieth-century American classic. Harper Lee's first and only novel, published in July 1960, is a beloved classic and touchstone in American literary and social history. </p><p>To mark the fiftieth anniversary of <em>To Kill a Mockingbird</em>, Mary McDonagh Murphy reviews its history and examines how the novel has left its mark on a broad range of novelists, historians, journalists, and artists. </p><p>In compelling interviews, Anna Quindlen, Tom Brokaw, Opra

Mary McDonagh Murphy

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