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Listening to Porch Swings Creak

Washington, DC

Book cover used courtesy of Harper Perennial Modern Classics

Part of the artistic success of Harper Lee's classic To Kill a Mockingbird stems from the fact that millions of readers---including playwright Horton Foote and Justice Sandra Day O?Connor--- believe that the novel describes the small towns in which they grew up.

[audio:http://bigreadblog.arts.gov//audio/MockSouth.mp3]

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To hear the entire half-hour Mockingbird audio guide, please visit The Big Read website.

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