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Scout, Atticus & Boo: A Celebration of To Kill a Mockingbird (Paperback Book, Signed by Author)
By Mary McDonagh Murphy

256 pages, trade paper, 2010


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Price: $14.99

Synopsis

First in To Kill a Mockingbird and fifty-five years later with Go Set a Watchman, Harper Leeís beloved characters resonate with readers long after the books are finished. To Kill a Mockingbird, published in July 1960, has become a touchstone in American literary and social history. It may well be our national novel.

Inspired by Mary McDonagh Murphy's documentary Harper Lee: From Mockingbird to Watchman, Scout, Atticus & Boo commemorates more than half a century of To Kill a Mockingbird by exploring the novelís history and influence. In compelling interviews, Anna Quindlen, Tom Brokaw, Oprah Winfrey, James Patterson, James McBride, Scott Turow, Wally Lamb, Andrew Young, Richard Russo, Adriana Trigiani, Rick Bragg, Jon Meacham, Allan Gurganus, Diane McWhorter, Lee Smith, Rosanne Cash, and others reflect on their own personal connections to Leeís masterpiece, what it means to them - then and now - and how it has affected their lives and careers.

"I promised myself that when I grew up and I was a man I would try to do things just as good and noble as what Atticus had done for Tom Robinson." - Scott Turow

"I remember starting it and just devouring it. . . . I could not get enough of it because I fell in love with Scout. I wanted to be Scout and I wanted a father like Atticus." - Oprah Winfrey


Reviews

"You come away from Murphyís book with a renewed amazement at what Lee was able to achieve with a single perfect novel." - Entertainment Weekly

"And thatís really what reading this book is like: attending a big book club meeting with 26 lovers of To Kill a Mockingbird." - Los Angeles Times