Harper Lee's first and only novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, published in July 1960, is not only a beloved classic but also a touchstone in American literary and social history. It may well be our national novel. With Scout, Atticus, and Boo, Mary McDonagh Murphy commemorates more than half a century of To Kill a Mockingbird by exploring the great novel's history and how it has left its indelible mark. In compelling interviews, James Patterson, Anna Quindlen, Oprah Winfrey, Tom Brokaw, Jon Meacham, Allan Gurganus, Rosanne Cash, Richard Russo, James McBride, Scott Turow, Wally Lamb, Andrew Young, Adriana Trigiani, Rick Bragg, Diane McWhorter, Lee Smith, and others reflect on their own personal connections to Lee's literary masterpiece, what it means to them-then and now-and how it ultimately has affected their lives and careers.Klappentext:
‘You come away from Murphy’s book with a renewed amazement at what Lee was able to achieve with a single perfect novel’ Entertainment Weekly
First published in 1960, To Kill a Mockingbird is not only a beloved classic, but also a touchstone in literary and social history.
This book commemorates more than half a century of To Kill a Mockingbird, and explores how it has left its indelible mark. Contributions come from Oprah Winfrey, James Patterson, Adriana Trigiani, Scott Turow, Richard Russo, Anna Quidlen and Wally Lamb among others, and they reflect upon what the book means to them, and how it has affected their lives and careers.
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