“I don’t sleep well” is a common complaint, but Julia really doesn’t sleep well. Growing up, she could never fall asleep at night. She missed a lot of school because she was too tired to get out of bed, and she often got sick because a lack of sleep weakened her immune system. Her father would go to Sam’s Club and buy cases of Red Bull to help her in the mornings. “I would fall asleep in class all the time,” she said. “It was awful.”
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The project, presenting hundreds of books that have never been borrowed from the Center for Fiction’s library, calls into question what subjects in any contemporary moment have ‘currency’ or desirability, and brings attention to topics and stories that have been temporarily overlooked but that could have their relevance restored in the future.
These details are new and shocking; but this dimension to Finch’s character is not entirely new. “In the imagination he is much greater than he is in the actual books,” says Ann Engar, a professor at the University of Utah who has written about the novel’s influence on the legal profession: “In the book, for example, Atticus Finch is assigned to defend Tom Robinson. He doesn’t volunteer to do it.”