Terrific Tuesday: “Mockingbird” will be an e-book!


The news was met with cheers among those who love books.

Author Harper Lee has agreed for her book “To Kill a Mockingbird” to be released electronically. The announcement from her publisher HarperCollins came Monday on the reclusive author’s 88th birthday.

“I’m still old-fashioned. I love dusty old books and libraries,” Lee said through her publisher. “I am amazed and humbled that `Mockingbird’ has survived this long. This is ‘Mockingbird’ for a new generation.”

The e-book, together with an audiobook narrated by Sissy Spacek, will be released July 8 by HarperCollins.

The Editorial Assistant, Mom Karen, says this is one of her favorite books. And although she, too, prefers “dusty old books” and even those that aren’t dusty, she realizes that times change. The e-book release will bring the classic novel set in the South to a new, and perhaps younger, audience. And who can’t cheer about that!


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