Tuesday, July 13, 2010

One Clinton, One Book

My favorite Indie Bookstore, Clinton Book Shop, has recently announced their first One Clinton, One Book choice for Fall, 2010. This is the first Town Wide book club choice of their program. Each season a new book will be introduced.

To honor the 50th Anniversary of one of the most beloved novels of the 20th-century, To Kill A Mockingbird, by Harper Lee, the Clinton Book Shop will be holding a special town-wide book club discussion on September 25th at 7:00 PM. This is an all ages event. Although it is not necessary to purchase the book at the Clinton Book Shop, they will be honoring a 20% discount off of any edition of To Kill A Mockingbird that you purchase. If you like, you can opt out of the discount and ask that your 20% donated to Hunterdon Public Library, North Branch.

To Kill A Mockingbird is the unforgettable novel of a childhood in a sleepy Southern town and the crisis of conscience that rocked it, To Kill A Mockingbird became both an instant bestseller and a critical success when it was first published in 1960. It went on to win the Pulitzer Prize in 1961 and was later made into an Academy Award-winning film, also a classic.

Compassionate, dramatic, and deeply moving, To Kill A Mockingbird takes readers to the roots of human behavior - to innocence and experience, kindness and cruelty, love and hatred, humor and pathos. Now with over 18 million copies in print and translated into forty languages, this regional story by a young Alabama woman claims universal appeal. Harper Lee always considered her book to be a simple love story. Today it is regarded as a masterpiece of American literature.

Help us to keep Clinton reading by engaging the whole family in reading and discussing this very important novel. Invite your friends to join us in celebrating an American classic.

To review the different editions of To Kill A Mockingbird, please visit the Clinton Book Shops web site by clicking the link below.

Clinton Book Shop: One Clinton, One Book:  To Kill A Mockingbird

Many thanks to Harvey and Rob for this wonderful initiative!

1 comment:

wisteria said...

Great book choice. I'm re-reading TKAM this summer myself.

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