Mockingbird Songs: My Friendship with Harper Lee

Mockingbird Songs: My Friendship with Harper Lee Author Wayne Flynt
ISBN-10 006266008X
ISBN-13 9780062660084
Year 2017-05-02
Pages 240
Language English
Publisher Harper
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An indelible portrait of one of the most famous and beloved authors in the canon of American literaturea collection of letters between Harper Lee and one of her closest friends that reveals the famously private writer as never before in her own words The violent racism of the American South drove Wayne Flynt away from his home state of Alabama but the publication of To Kill a Mockingbird Harper Lees classic novel about courage community and equality inspired him to return in the early 1960s and craft a career documenting and teaching Alabama history His writing resonated with many Alabamians in particular three sisters Louise Alice and Nelle Harper Lee Beginning with their first meeting in 1983 a mutual respect and affection for the states history and literature matured into a deep friendship between two families who can trace their roots there back more than five generations Flynt and Nelle Harper Lee began writing to one other while she was living in New Yorkheartfelt insightful and humorous letters in which they swapped stories information and opinions on topics both personal and professional their families books Alabama history and social values health concerns and even their fears and accomplishments Though their earliest missives began formally Dear Dr Flynt as the years passed and their mutual admiration grew their exchanges became more intimate and emotional opening with Dear Friend and closing with I love you Nelle Through their enduring correspondence the Lees and the Flynts became completely immersed in each others lives Beautifully written intelligent and telling this remarkable compendium of their lettersa correspondence that lasted for a quarter century from 1992 until Harper Lees death in February 2016offers an incisive and compelling look into the mind heart and work of one of the most beloved authors in modern literary history

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Mockingbird Songs

Mockingbird Songs Author Wayne Flynt
ISBN-10 9781473539709
Release 2017-05-04
Pages 240

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ISBN-10 9780062660107
Release 2017-05-02
Pages 240

Mockingbird Songs

Mockingbird Songs Author Wayne Flynt
ISBN-10 006266008X
Release 2017-05-02
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ISBN-10 9781250119452
Release 2016-04-26
Pages 352