Readers pick America's best-loved novel in nationwide vote

October 23, 2018 - 9:03 pm

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Readers nationwide say a coming-of-age story about racism and injustice is America's best-loved novel.

Harper Lee's "To Kill a Mockingbird" emerged as No. 1 in PBS' "The Great American Read" survey.

The results were announced on Tuesday's finale of "The Great American Read" TV series. More than 4 million votes were cast in the six-month-long contest that put 100 titles to the test.

Books that were published as part of a series were counted as a single entry.

The other top-five finishers in order of votes were the "Outlander" series; the "Harry Potter" books; "Pride & Prejudice" and "The Lord of the Rings" series.

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