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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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N.A. Ratnayake
N.A. Ratnayake rated it 1 year ago
Gave it three or four chapters, and despite some characters that sorta seemed like they might become interesting, there just wasn't anything there that really hooked me and drew me in. It started to feel like a slog, and there's just too many other books out there to get to. DNF.
Carmilla Reads
Carmilla Reads rated it 1 year ago
I honestly didn't expect to enjoy this half as much as I did. The voice of Scout is perfect and her observations of the people around town are astute and frequently witty. At the centre of the story is the unforgivable injustice against Tom Robinson and the ability of white people on the jury and co...
My Never Ending List
My Never Ending List rated it 2 years ago
I liked this novel more than I liked To Kill a Mockingbird which is supposed to be the first book in this series. I think that’s because I understood the characters more and their actions and attitudes seemed to fit them. I read this book for book club, and listening to the discussions surrounding t...
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios rated it 3 years ago
(Original review, 2004-08-27)There was a programme on the radio a few years ago which took a harsher view of the book. To summarise, Atticus Finch tried to win his case by substituting one prejudice (racism) with another (low-class women are loose and predatory). Beneath the charm, nostalgia and so ...
Mimia Reads & Talks
Mimia Reads & Talks rated it 3 years ago
3 things about this book:1. Makes us think about important things. And about the way others may see the same situations.2. It’s really interesting that the narrator is a child.3. Truly has amazing characters (Atticus, Scout, Cal, Boo, Jem, and I could go on...)
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