Monday, February 02, 2009

Top 10 books about justice

"I write novels about justice, a rich and compelling subject because it always involves the great themes - the struggle between right and wrong, good and evil, and love and hate," wrote Lisa Scottoline in 2006 in the prefatory remarks to a list in the Guardian of her top 10 books about justice.

One title on the list:
To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Lee, a lawyer herself was also the daughter of a country lawyer and it's impossible not to see her admiration for the profession embodied in Atticus Finch. He's well-mannered, a great father, and a terrific defence lawyer who fought for justice, defending an innocent black man in a town marked by virulent racism.
Read about another title on Scottoline's list.

Note: When I posted an item about the list when it was first published, Michele Dickey very kindly informed me that Harper Lee is in fact not a lawyer herself: Lee attended law school at the University of Alabama but left before completing her degree.

--Marshal Zeringue