summary: In a small town in Alabama, at the time of the Great Depression, Atticus Finch alone raises his two children, Jem and Scout. A man of integrity and rigor, this lawyer is assigned to defend a black man accused of having raped a white woman. He faces the death penalty. link My opinion: I was aware of this book by the literary blogosphere and he called me. So I bought it, almost a year and a half ago and I let it sleep in my PAL.