Scout, Atticus, and Boo by Mary McDonagh Murphy
A Celebration of Fifty Years of To Kill a Mockingbird

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To commemorate the 50th anniversary of Harper Lee’s beloved classic To Kill a Mockingbird, filmmaker Mary Murphy has interviewed prominent figures—including Oprah, Anna Quindlen, and Tom Brokaw—on how the book has impacted their lives. These interviews are compiled in Scout, Atticus, and Boo, the perfect companion to one of the most important American books of the 20th Century. Scout, Atticus, and Boo will also feature a foreword from acclaimed writer Wally Lamb.

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Mary McDonagh Murphy is an Emmy Award-winning producer and an independent documentary director. This book is based on her interviews for the film Hey, Boo: Harper Lee and To Kill a Mockingbird, released theatrically and broadcast on PBS’s American Masters. She has written for Newsweek, the Chicago Tribune, the New York Post, and Publishers Weekly. She lives in Scarborough, New York, with her husband, Bob Minzesheimer, and their two children.
Published May 21, 2010 by HarperCollins e-books. 239 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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A celebration of a classic American novel.

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To Kill A Mockingbird remains a publishing phenomenon even 50 years on and still sells nearly 1 million copies every year. In Scout, Atticus And Boo, Mary McDonagh Murphy gathers essays by fans of Harper Lee's book that reflect on its enduring meaning.

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In the book that accompanies her upcoming documentary entitled Hey, Boo: Harper Lee and “To Kill a Mockingbird”, filmmaker Mary McDonagh Murphy explores the timeless resonance of Harper Lee’s classic, which celebrates its 50th anniversary in July.

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Rick Bragg, the New York Times fabulist, reports that “I’ve been told that Harper Lee liked my work, she liked my writing,” and that when he won the Harper Lee Award, he beseeched a mutual acquaintance to introduce them, so that “I could just say hello and shake her hand.

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