BOOK – EVER
It won a Pulitzer Prize, has sold about 40 million copies and, in my humble opinion, To Kill a Mockingbird is one of the best novels ever written. Dreamy in tone and harder hitting in its content, it was published in 1960, and its themes of racism and prejudice continue to resonate. Harper Lee never wrote another novel but then, in 2015, an earlier draft of this best seller was published, very controversially.
It’s called Go Set a Watchman and is best avoided (it’s terrible!). Instead, stick with this carefully crafted tale of Scout and Jem, two children in America’s deep south during the Depression, whose lawyer father Atticus is called on to defend an African American man accused of raping a white woman. I read it first as a teenager and have cherished it ever since.