Mockingbird Next Door: Life With Harper Lee

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Author Mills, Marja
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“A winning, nuanced portrait. . . . It seems unlikely we'll ever have a better record of a remarkable American life. —USA Today

To Kill a Mockingbirdis one of the best loved novels of the twentieth century. Yet for the last fifty years, the novel's celebrated author, Harper Lee, known to her friends as Nelle, has said almost nothing on the record. But in 2001, Nelle and her sister, Alice Finch Lee, opened their door toChicago Tribunejournalist Marja Mills. It was the beginning of a long conversation—and a wonderful friendship. Mills was given a rare opportunity to know Nelle, to be a part of the Lees' life in Alabama, and to hear them reflect on their upbringing, their corner of the Deep South, and howTo Kill a Mockingbirdaffected their lives.