This is another one of those books I should have read years ago but for whatever reason never did. It was only last year that I saw Gregory Peck in the film. I am sure there is a lesson in this experience about squandering life on trivial amusements. Recently I corrected this sort of oversight with Joseph Heller‘s Catch-22. I am now– during black history month– correcting another delinquency with Harper Lee. To Kill a Mockingbird has won the Pulitzer Prize and sold millions of copies. I just learned that librarians across the country voted this book the best novel of the twentieth century. Whirl loves this story; she is quite pleased I am reading it. I am, too.

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