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Scout, Atticus & Boo

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Mary McDonagh Murphy | Scout, Atticus & Boo by Mary McDonagh Murphy

Scout, Atticus, & Boo

type:
Book
Current Status:
In Season
author:
8009
publisher:
HarperEntertainment
genre:
Nonfiction

We gave it an A-

Harper Lee’s fabled novel To Kill a Mockingbird is about to turn 50, and Scout, Atticus & Boo is a heck of a birthday bash. Mary McDonagh Murphy tells the story of how the quiet, publicity-shy Southerner Harper Lee came to write her classic. She also conducts interviews (which will later be included in a documentary) with famous folks whose childhoods were transformed by the novel, such as Oprah, Tom Brokaw, and Scott Turow. Lee, now 84, didn’t talk — she never does, God bless her — but you come away from Murphy’s book with a renewed amazement at what Lee was able to achieve with a single perfect novel. A-

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