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Harper Lee
Nelle Harper Lee is known for her Pulitzer Prize-winning novel To Kill a Mockingbird, her only major work. In 1999, it was voted "Best Novel of the Century" in a poll by Library Journal. Ms. Lee was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom for her contribution to literature in 2007. Her father... show more
Nelle Harper Lee is known for her Pulitzer Prize-winning novel To Kill a Mockingbird, her only major work. In 1999, it was voted "Best Novel of the Century" in a poll by Library Journal. Ms. Lee was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom for her contribution to literature in 2007. Her father was a lawyer who served in the Alabama state legislature from 1926 to 1938. As a child, Lee was a tomboy and enjoyed the friendship of her schoolmate, Truman Capote. After completing To Kill a Mockingbird, Lee accompanied Capote to Holcomb, Kansas, to assist him in researching his bestselling book, In Cold Blood. Since publication of To Kill a Mockingbird, Lee has granted very few requests for interviews or public appearances. Her second novel, Go Set a Watchman, is scheduled to be released in July, 2015.
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Birth date: 1926-04-28
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Category Is: Book Review Realness!
Category Is: Book Review Realness! rated it 3 weeks ago
I have one good thing to say about this: it's not, technically, canon. No stars because I don't know how to rate a ghost book, one that should not have been.
BagEndBooks
BagEndBooks rated it 6 months ago
How does one review a classic when so many people have reviewed it before? This was a beautiful book, even though the unfairness depicted in it hurts. My only complaint is that there was one disturbing thing that was not addressed. In the trial scene, Tom Robinson said that Mayella Ewell said she'...
Linda78
Linda78 rated it 9 months ago
Life in the 30s in the South. The "good ole days". Yeah, riiiight. Actually, narrating this from Scout's POV allows for a lot of innocence of childhood to shine through, and it's optimistic even Scout is making scathing observations and comments on the hypocrisies and bigotry of the times. I ori...
TiffanyThomas
TiffanyThomas rated it 11 months ago
Turkeys want candy too! At least the turkey in this story does, and he will dress as just about anything to trick others into giving him sweet treats.I would use this story in my classroom to transition from Halloween to Thanksgiving and have my students create their own costume for their turkey sh...
Burfobookalicious
Burfobookalicious rated it 1 year ago
For such an acclaimed classic novel, I've come to it late. I know the the reputation of the masterpiece by Harper Lee and the centrality of the character, Atticus Finch. What I hadn't realised was that it's written from the perspective of his young daughter, Jean Louise, aka 'Scout' and I think this...
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