The unforgettable novel of a childhood in a sleepy Southern town and the crisis of conscience that rocked it, To Kill A Mockingbird became both an instant bestseller and a critical success when it was first published in 1960. It went on to win the Pulitzer Prize in 1961 and was later made into an Academy Award-winning film, also a classic. Compassionate, dramatic, and deeply moving, To Kill A Mockingbird takes readers to the roots of human behavior — to innocence and experience, kindness and cruelty, love and hatred, humor and pathos. Now with over 18 million copies in print and translated into forty languages, this regional story by a young Alabama woman claims universal appeal. Harper Lee always considered her book to be a simple love story. Today it is regarded as a masterpiece of American literature.My book club and my NEW book club (more on that in a minute) are both discussing this oldie in December, so I need to re-read it immediately. Both will then read and discuss Harper Lee's second novel (second published, though written first). I'll write about Go Set a Watchman next month. I'll explain more in tomorrow's post about how I accidentally started a new book group when one of my neighbors who'd had surgery couldn't go with me to mine. We got together separately, joined by several other neighbors.
Claire @ The Captive Reader and Linda @ Silly Little Mischief that encourages us to share the names of books we checked out of the library. See what others got this week.