Mockingbird songs : my friendship with Harper Lee / Wayne Flynt
Interest category: Literature & languages
Media class: Hardback
Classification: 813.54 LEE
Publisher: William Heinemann, 2017
ISBN: 1785151312 9781785151316
Control number 1785151312
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 Lee's 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 state's history and literature matured into a deep friendship between two families who can trace their roots there back more than 5 generations. Flynt and Nelle Harper Lee began writing to one other while she was living in New York. This is a collection of their correspondence and a compelling look into the mind, heart and work of one of the most admired authors in modern literary history.