Harper Lee’s classic “To Kill a Mockingbird” selected as America’s best-loved novel

Harper Lee’s classic “To Kill a Mockingbird” selected as America’s best-loved novel

“To Kill a Mockingbird,” a coming-of-age story about racism and injustice, overpowered wizards and time travelers to be voted America’s best-loved novel by readers nationwide.

The 1960 book by Harper Lee emerged as No. 1 in PBS’ “The Great American Read” survey, whose results were announced Tuesday on the show’s finale. More than 4 million votes were cast in the six-month-long contest that put 100 titles to the test. Books that were published as a series counted as a single entry.

The other top-five finishers in order of votes were Diana Gabaldon’s “Outlander” series about a time-spanning love; J.K. Rowling’s “Harry Potter” boy wizard tales; Jane Austen’s romance “Pride and Prejudice”; and J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Lord of the Rings” fantasy saga.

Turns out the contest was a “Mockingbird” runaway.

See https://nypost.com/2018/10/24/harper-lees-classic-selected-as-americas-best-loved-novel/

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Harper Lee’s classic selected as America’s best-loved novel
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