Oprah on To Kill a Mockingbird's 50th anniversary
"Scout, Atticus & Boo" is based on Mary McDonagh Murphy's documentary, which marks the 50th anniversary of Harper Lee's classic. Here you can read interviews with writers including Wally Lamb, James Patterson, Richard Russo and Scott Turow. Oprah Winfrey also weighs in, revealing that "To Kill a Mockingbird" may have been a spark for her book club.
Here's an excerpt: "I remember reading this book and then going to class and not being able to shut up about it. I read it in eighth or ninth grade, and I was trying to push the book off on other kids. So it makes sense to me that now I have a book club, because I have been doing that since probably this book."
Her favorite character: Scout.
To enter to win a 50th anniversary edition of "To Kill a Mockingbird" and "Scout, Atticus & Boo," drop a comment about your favorite character or scene in this Read Street post.