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To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee

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.

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  • Ronnie J.

    If you are drunk, please don't come!

    May 10, 2013

    • Chas j.

      Of course, Brian. Why else would we hold it in a bar?

      1 · May 10, 2013

    • Sharon

      :-). I like your way of thinking

      May 10, 2013

  • Ronnie J.

    9 people showed, good discussion, suggest in the future that when you commit to attending you should be there and arrive on time, discussion begins at 7pm, latecomers disrupt the discussion.

    May 10, 2013

  • Chas j.

    A timeless book that has lessons for everyone today and not just about racism. The level of bigotry and hypocrisy described in the book can apply to a lot of topics when people differ.

    May 10, 2013

  • Sharon

    Where is everyone meeting. I am outside by the front door

    May 9, 2013

    • Brian

      Back past bar

      May 9, 2013

  • Lorrie R

    another event, this book/ movie would have been a great topic,

    May 8, 2013

  • Elsa

    It's a coincidence this book comes up. I was enjoying listening to the music from the film yesterday. Then I started reminiscing about how much I loved this book and film. I'd like to reread it. I hope to make it tomorrow.

    May 8, 2013

  • Sara

    Sorry--can't make it after all but wish I could discuss the book w/ everyone!

    May 7, 2013

  • Matthew J.

    Harper Lee and To Kill a Mockingbird are in the news: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-22409195 In other news, Harper Lee is still alive.

    May 4, 2013

  • Matthew J.

    Is anyone else going to watch the movie in preparation for the meeting?

    April 27, 2013

    • Chas j.

      Matt - I've seen the movie enough times without seeing it again, although this is one movie that's true to the text and comes close to overall tone and feeling of the book. One thing I tried to do this time is put Gregory Peck and the other actors out of my mind when I was reading it, to let the characters stand on their own.

      April 28, 2013

    • Matthew J.

      I've never seen it, but always meant to. I'll try and get a hold of it once I'm done the book. There's also a documentary about the book on Netflix called Hey, Boo that I'll try to check out.

      April 28, 2013

  • Nandi

    Excited! :)

    April 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I've read this book before and it's one of my all time favorites. It's a true truth teller and not one to be forgotten. I'll definitely be there!

    March 10, 2013

  • Kimberly

    Would love to re-read as well.

    March 7, 2013

  • Sara

    One of my old faves--I'd love to read it again!

    February 25, 2013

  • Dawn

    last year there was a documentary about harper lee on pbs' american masters if anyone is interested:

    http://www.pbs.org/wnet/americanmasters/episodes/harper-lee-hey-boo/about-the-documentary/1972/

    1 · February 24, 2013

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