In honor of the 50th anniversary of the publication of To Kill a Mockingbird, Mary McDonagh Murphy has written Scout, Atticus, and Boo: A Celebration of Fifty Years of To Kill a Mockingbird. The book features remembrances by writers and others about how they first discovered the novel and what it means to them. It is prefaced by a brief biography of Harper Lee and the author's own memories of To Kill a Mockingbird. The author had already made a documentary about the novel and had interviewed many celebrities.
The people interviewed in the book range from famous writers, to Oprah Winfrey, to past and present residents of Monroeville, to the older sister of Harper Lee. My favorite interview is definitely the one with Harper Lee's sister Alice Finch Lee, she is currently 98 and still practices law. She provides a lot of background to the book and offers a view of the author and her family history that is seldom heard.