MOCKINGBIRD BEATS THEM ALL

Oct 24, 2018

By Michael Kramer

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To Kill a Mockingbird, author  Harper Lee’s coming-of-age story about racism and injustice – has been voted America’s best-loved novel by readers nationwide.

The 1960 book emerged as number one in the PBS Great American Read survey – where results were announced on the show’s finale.

More than four million votes were cast in the six-month-long contest covering 100 titles.

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.

Canada made the top twenty – with Lucy Maud Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables finishing in 11th place.

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