Book shows personal side of ‘Mockingbird’ author Harper Lee

Harper Lee

Associated Press

HOMEWOOD, Ala. (AP) – A new book shows the personal side of the late “To Kill a Mockingbird” author Harper Lee.

Wayne Flynt’s new book “Afternoons with Harper Lee” is based on stories that Lee told during multiple visits with Flynt, a longtime Southern historian.

Lee died in her hometown of Monroeville, Alabama in 2016.

Flynt says the public perception of Lee as a hermit shut off from the world is wrong.

She didn’t do media interviews and she guarded her privacy zealously.

But Flynt says she was warm, kind and “deeply religious” in a way many people aren’t.

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9/23/2022 12:11:06 PM (GMT -5:00)

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