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Writing She-roes

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 06.30.2015 | Books
Jill S. Tietjen

To celebrate the success of Harper Lee's previous and anticipated novels, let's discover other women authors through history. Match the woman with her accomplishment.

Reading 'To Kill a Mockingbird' With Fresh Eyes

Nick Norton | Posted 06.29.2015 | Books
Nick Norton

When I read Lee's next novel, I'm excited to see how Scout grows as an adult. If her tenacity and spunk are still as fierce, I'm sure I won't be disappointed. Until then, I'm enjoying reentering the world Lee created which isn't so different from our own.

How To Read A Bad Book By A Great Author

The Huffington Post | Colton Valentine | Posted 06.22.2015 | Arts

Czech writer Milan Kundera poses in a garden in Prague in 1973. (AFP/AFP/Getty Images) What do we make of a bad book, written late-career, b...

Harper Lee, Judy Blume, EL James and 22 Books to Read for Summer 2015

Nana Meriwether | Posted 06.18.2015 | Books
Nana Meriwether

Books we read are a telling of who we are. This summer, several noted authors have released new books sure to redefine and influence our thoughts, world views and opinions.

Harper Lee Among Inaugural Inductees Into Alabama Writers Hall of Fame

AP | By JAY REEVES | Posted 06.09.2015 | Arts

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — "To Kill a Mockingbird" author Harper Lee missed her induction as an inaugural member of the Alabama Writers Hall of Fame on...

The Savvy Author: Research Is Not a Dirty Word

Kristen Houghton | Posted 06.01.2015 | Books
Kristen Houghton

While most authors don't spend the same amount of time as Margaret Mitchell and Harper Lee on today's novels there are certain things that need to be clear and true when writing a book.

'Let Me Die in His Footsteps': A Conversation With Lori Roy

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 06.01.2015 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Let Me Die In His Footsteps, Roy's new novel, set in a 1952 Kentucky town, concerns Annie Holleran, a 15 year old girl who has an uncanny sense of knowing how things will turn out before they've played themselves through.

'To Kill A Mockingbird' Play Continues To Run In Harper Lee's Hometown

AP | Posted 04.26.2015 | Arts

MONROEVILLE, Ala. (AP) — "To Kill a Mockingbird" author Harper Lee has started a nonprofit company that will produce a play about the book, ending a...

Harper Lee's Agent: I'm 'Surprised' By Elder Abuse Allegations

Reuters | Posted 03.14.2015 | Books

March 14 (Reuters) - The literary agent for Harper Lee said he was surprised someone had told Alabama authorities that the 88-year-old author might be...

The State Of Alabama Has Now Entered The Harper Lee Debate

The New York Times | Posted 03.11.2015 | Books

MONROEVILLE, Ala. — The doubts arose almost immediately when HarperCollins announced last month that it would release a rediscovered book by Harper ...

Harper Lee To Journalist: 'Go Away!'

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 03.05.2015 | Books

Harper Lee, the media-averse author of To Kill A Mockingbird, has been in the spotlight more than she'd like recently. Last month, her publisher annou...

The 'To Kill a Mockingbird' Sequel Is Exciting Enough to Rip Your Pants Over!

Jilly Rolnick | Posted 04.29.2015 | Teen
Jilly Rolnick

While America has taken huge steps towards equality, issues are still being fought over today. This month is Black History Month so it is especially important to celebrate how far our country has come and also address the shortcomings that remain.

Top 10 Best-Selling Ebooks -- Week of February 21

Digital Book World | Posted 04.27.2015 | Books
Digital Book World

It's perhaps noteworthy to find Paula Hawkins's The Girl on the Train settle into its fourth week at No. 1, even while a considerable handful of media-tie ins filled out the spots beneath it in the week heading into the Oscars.

'Go Set the Watchmen' by Harper Lee

Robert Brenner | Posted 04.20.2015 | Comedy
Robert Brenner

Harper Lee, author of To Kill a Mockingbird, is to publish a second novel, according to the New York Times. I guess it all started the night the Comedian was murdered. Of course Jem said it started much earlier than that, with Ozymandias.

Top Ten Best-Selling Ebooks -- Week of February 14

Digital Book World | Posted 04.20.2015 | Books
Digital Book World

The average price of a best-seller jumps up this week on the Digital Book World Ebook Best-Seller List, from $6.89 to to $8.05.

Top Ten Best-Selling Ebooks -- Week of February 7

Digital Book World | Posted 04.13.2015 | Books
Digital Book World

The film adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey is due to hit theaters on Valentine's Day, likely propelling two-thirds of James's trilogy up the rankings much the way the Bradley Cooper movie recently helped American Sniper into the No. 1 spot a few weeks ago.

What Did Atticus Finch Think of the Civil Rights Movement?

Richard H. McAdams | Posted 04.12.2015 | Books
Richard H. McAdams

As with the recent film Selma, Watchman will acquaint or reacquaint Americans with the nation's long struggle for civil rights. As Selma prompted renewed attention to LBJ, Harper Lee's new book will rekindle the debate over Atticus Finch. Those who revere him may have to reassess his heroic status.

C. S. Lewis on the Purposes for Suffering

Greg Cootsona | Posted 04.12.2015 | Religion
Greg Cootsona

As I prepare to give a talk at Columbia University in the upcoming weeks on the subject of Lewis and the Purposes of Suffering, it seemed wise to return to the topic and revise it in light of what new comes to mind.

Harper Lee's Lawyer Reveals More Details About 'Go Set A Watchman'

www.nytimes.com | Posted 02.08.2015 | Books

MONROEVILLE, Ala. — One morning late last summer, Tonja B. Carter was doing some legal work for her prized client, Harper Lee, when she found hersel...

Nelle Harper Lee and Her Novels

Anne Margaret Daniel | Posted 04.08.2015 | Books
Anne Margaret Daniel

Go Set A Watchman, with its Biblical title born of Isaiah and Ezekiel, will have a first printing of two million copies. The joy with which lovers of To Kill A Mockingbird greeted this announcement was soon tempered by questions.

Beloved Passages From Harper Lee's 'To Kill a Mockingbird'

Jeryl Brunner | Posted 04.06.2015 | Books
Jeryl Brunner

Just yesterday, Lee's publisher announced that the beloved author's rediscovered book, Go Set a Watchman, a sequel to To Kill a Mockingbird, will be published this July.

To Kill a Mockingjay

Neal Wooten | Posted 04.06.2015 | Books
Neal Wooten

Harper Lee is publishing another book titled Go Set a Watchmen, which is amazing news to say the least. The fact that it is a sequel to To Kill a Mockingbird is even more so. Being an aspiring author from Alabama, she is without a doubt one of my heroes.

12 Women On What Harper Lee's Work Has Meant To Them

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 02.04.2015 | Women

Watch out, world: Go Set a Watchman is coming. The news broke yesterday that 88-year-old author Harper Lee will be publishing a second book. The n...

Streamsong Resort: Golf and Literature, Bass and Alligators

J. Michael Welton | Posted 09.23.2014 | Arts
J. Michael Welton

First of all, there are the books. A clue to the attention to detail in guest rooms at Streamsong Resort in central Florida's Bone Valley, their titl...

Review: The Mockingbird Next Door Sings With Simple Truth

Susan Dormady Eisenberg | Posted 09.22.2014 | Books
Susan Dormady Eisenberg

Like legions of fans who've cherished To Kill A Mockingbird, I've wondered why Harper Lee never wrote another novel. And I've wondered if Harper Lee felt betrayed by her childhood friend, Truman Capote, who used her keen eye to research In Cold Blood but gave her no credit for her contribution.