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To Kill A MockingbirdThis month, Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee hit bookstores, to much fanfare and controversy. Watchman features many of the same characters as Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning classic, To Kill A Mockingbird — although a number of them, especially legendary lawyer Atticus Finch, come across very differently in Watchman.

On the occasion of Go Set a Watchman‘s publication, Publishers Weekly contacted a number of authors to get their thoughts on Mockingbird. Here’s what I had to say:

Like so many lawyers and readers, I have a special place in my heart for To Kill a Mockingbird. My well-worn purple paperback reflects how often I have turned to Mockingbird over the years. It was, as both a coming-of-age story and a meditation on justice, a major inspiration for me when I wrote my own novel about the legal system.

You can read reflections on the iconic book from other authors, including Jacqueline Woodson and Mark Childress, over at Publishers Weekly.

As ‘Watchman’ Hits Stands, Authors Reflect on ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ [Publishers Weekly]

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