The mockingbird next door: life with Harper Lee

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Grouping Titlemockingbird next door life with harper lee
Grouping Authormarja mills
Grouping Categorybook
Grouping LanguageEnglish (eng)
Last Grouping Update2022-01-28 05:22:57AM
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display_description"One journalist's memoir of her personal friendship with Harper Lee and her sister, drawing on the extraordinary access they gave her to share the story of their lives. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee is one of the best loved novels of the twentieth century. But for the last fifty years, the novel's celebrated author, Harper Lee, has said almost nothing on the record. Journalists have trekked to her hometown of Monroeville, Alabama, where Harper Lee, known by her friends as Nelle, has lived with her sister, Alice, for decades, trying and failing to get an interview with the author. But in 2001, the Lee sisters opened their door for Chicago Tribune reporter Marja Mills. It was the beginning of a long conversation-and a friendship that has continued ever since. In 2004, with the Lees' encouragement, Mills moved into the house next door to the sisters. She spent the next eighteen months there, talking and sharing stories over meals and daily drives in the countryside. Along with members of the Lees' tight inner circle, the sisters and Mills would go fishing, feed the ducks, go to the Laundromat, watch the Crimson Tide, drink coffee at McDonald's, and explore all over lower Alabama. Nelle shared her love of history, literature, and the quirky Southern way of life with Mills, as well as her keen sense of how journalism should be practiced. As the sisters decided to let Mills tell their story, Nelle helped make sure she was getting the story-and the South-right. Alice, the keeper of the Lee family history, shared the stories of their family. The Mockingbird Next Door is the story of Mills's friendship with the Lee sisters. It is a testament to the great intelligence, sharp wit, and tremendous storytelling power of these two women, especially that of Nelle. Mills was given a rare opportunity to know Nelle Harper Lee, to be part of the Lees' life in Alabama, and to hear them reflect on their upbringing, their corner of the Deep South, how To Kill a Mockingbird affected their lives, and why Nelle Harper Lee chose to never write another novel"--
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subject_facetAlabama -- Biography
Authors, American -- 20th century -- Biography
Lee, Harper
Mills, Marja
title_displayThe mockingbird next door : life with Harper Lee
title_fullThe Mockingbird Next Door Life with Harper Lee
The mockingbird next door : life with Harper Lee / Marja Mills
title_shortThe mockingbird next door
title_sublife with Harper Lee
topic_facetAuthors, American
Biography & Autobiography
Lee, Harper
Literary Criticism
Mills, Marja