To Kill a Mockingbird

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Penguin Random House, 2010 - African Americans - 320 pages
Scout and her brother Jem can understand the idea of sin, but in the small American town where they live, evil comes in many shapes and they have to learn to recognize it, and understand how people behave. Their father's unpopularity when he fights for a black man in trouble arouses the town's prejudice and hostility.

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User Review  - Monika G. -

After all these years I finally read this book. First I was impressed with the humour. Next the wisdom of Atticus as a parent and attorney. Then the interaction of the neighbors in the neighborhood ... Read full review

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User Review  - ed1969 -

With the fanfare of the release of Lees Go Set a Watchman I realized I had never read To Kill a Mockingbird. The large print makes this a good way to catch up. The movie is good but book is nearly always better. Read full review

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About the author (2010)

Harper Lee was born in 1926 in Monroeville, Alabama, a village that is still her home. She attended local schools and the University of Alabama. Before she started writing, she lived in New York and worked in the reservations department of an international airline. She has been awarded the Pulitzer Prize, two honorary degrees and various other literary and library awards. Her chief interests apart from writing are nineteenth-century literature and eighteenth-century music, watching politicians and cats, travelling and being alone.

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