OLLI Bonus- About Books about Harper Lee

Date : September 07,2017

Time : 1:30 pm-3:00 pm

Location : Vestavia Hills Library in the Forest

Fees / Admission : Admission is Free

Event Description:

About Books about Harper Lee Sept 7, Thurs 1:30 – 3 p.m. Vestavia Hills Library in the Forest Instructor: Ralph Voss, retired Professor of English, The University of Alabama Alabama’s Nelle Harper Lee is arguably the state’s best-known writer, even though she published only two books in her lifetime: To Kill a Mockingbird, 1961 Pulitzer Prize winner, and its earlier version, Go Set a Watchman, published in 2015. Her fame was ironically enhanced by her shunning of attention. Three books about Lee and her life have already been published: Charles J. Shields’ unauthorized biography, Mockingbird: A Portrait of Harper Lee (2006), Marja Mills’ The Mockingbird Next Door: Life with Harper Lee (2014) and Wayne Flynt’s Mockingbird Songs: My Friendship with Harper Lee (2017). This program offers a close look at Shields’, Mills’, and Flynt’s books and what can be inferred about their status, as revelations about the reclusive and always-fascinating Lee, who died in 2016.