To Kill A Mockingbird

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Harper Lee&#39;s Sister, Alice, Dead at 103
 Harper Lee's Sister, 
 Alice, Dead at 103 
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Harper Lee's Sister, Alice, Dead at 103

Alice Lee was long-practicing lawyer in their home state of Alabama

(Newser) - Alice Lee, the sister of the famous To Kill a Mockingbird author and an influential Alabama lawyer and church leader in her own right, has died. Johnson Funeral Home in Monroeville, the south Alabama home of Alice and Harper Lee, has posted an online notice saying Lee died yesterday. No...

Harper Lee Revives Lawsuit Against Hometown Museum

88-year-old 'Mockingbird' author says museum tried to change settlement

(Newser) - The author of one of the most respected courtroom dramas of all time will get her day in court after all. A federal judge has reinstated Harper Lee's lawsuit against the museum in her hometown that she contends illegally profits off To Kill a Mockingbird, the Washington Post reports....

Harper Lee Battles Her Hometown's Tiny Museum

Files a lawsuit against the Monroe County Heritage Museum

(Newser) - Harper Lee is apparently as litigious as she is reclusive. The To Kill a Mockingbird author has, in the Guardian's words, "shocked" her hometown of Monroeville, Ala., by suing its local museum. The 87-year-old's accusation: that the nonprofit is making use of her fame without compensation. The...

Harper Lee Sues Agent Over To Kill a Mockingbird

Author says he tricked her into signing over copyright

(Newser) - Atticus! Harper Lee has sued her former literary agent, claiming that he tricked her into signing over the rights and royalties of To Kill a Mockingbird, reports Reuters . The 87-year-old author alleges that Samuel Pinkus, the son-in-law of her late longtime agent, pulled a fast one on her while she...

8 Famous Books Still Only on Paper

Including 'To Kill a Mockingbird' and 'Catcher in the Rye'

(Newser) - The e-book market has spiked from 0.6% in 2008 to 6.4% in 2010, or $878 million in sales, yet you still won't be able to find certain hugely popular books in the new format. The Street rounded up a list of eight classics that can be found...

Harper Lee: I Had Nothing to Do With Book About Me

'To Kill a Mockingbird' author refutes memoir author's claims

(Newser) - Penguin just acquired a memoir that promises to bring you into the life of famously reclusive author Harper Lee, and even reveal why she never wrote another novel after To Kill a Mockingbird. Just one problem: Lee, who has not given a public interview in 45 years, says she had...

Stop Picking On Harper Lee, Mockingbird
 Stop Picking On 
 Harper Lee, Mockingbird 
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Stop Picking On Harper Lee, Mockingbird

This is not a 'simple book'

(Newser) - To Kill a Mockingbird is 50 years old now, and it's fashionable these days for snooty critics to bash the novel as as simplistic and author Harper Lee as overrated, complains Jenna Sauers of Jezebel . (Here's an example from today's Wall Street Journal.) Lay off. This is not a...

Boyle's Now a Prisoner of Her Own Fame
Boyle's Now
a Prisoner of
Her Own Fame
OPINION

Boyle's Now a Prisoner of Her Own Fame

Singer can't fade into obscurity like author Harper Lee

(Newser) - It's been exactly 1 year since Susan Boyle's star-making turn on Britain's Got Talent , and the singer is now crazy famous—but she doesn't seem to be enjoying it much. Friends say Boyle's suffered a breakdown and doesn't enjoy her celebrity, writes Ben Macintyre for the Times of London . She...

NEA Official to Eat Book if Ohio Island Doesn't Read It

(Newser) - Though the National Endowment for the Arts is encouraging communities to get together and devour the same book, literature director David Kipen has gone a bit further with tiny Kelleys Island, Ohio, the Sandusky Register reports. If the island’s 128 inhabitants don’t all read To Kill a Mockingbird,...

50 Favorite Cult Books
50 Favorite
Cult Books 

50 Favorite Cult Books

From Hunter to Ayn, the Telegraph lists books you can 'wear like a leather jacket'

(Newser) - It’s hard to define the "cult" book, but the Telegraph compiled 50 of the top contenders that “rewire your head.”
  • The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test by Tom Wolfe (1968)
  • Baby and Child Care by Dr Benjamin Spock (1946)
  • Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse (1922)
  • The Fountainhead by
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Harper Lee Awarded Medal of Freedom

Civil rights pioneer Hooks also receives highest civilian honor

(Newser) - Author Harper Lee and NAACP pioneer Benjamin Hooks yesterday received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, America's highest civilian honor, for their work for racial equality. Lee, 81, wrote the 1960 Pulitzer-winning classic To Kill a Mockingbird, which challenged racism and was made into a powerful movie featuring Gregory Peck. The...

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