Book Reviews of Mockingbird: A Portrait of Harper Lee

Mockingbird: A Portrait of Harper Lee
Mockingbird A Portrait of Harper Lee
Author: Charles J. Shields
ISBN-13: 9780739478462
ISBN-10: 073947846X
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 337
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.

3.5 stars, based on 5 ratings
Publisher: Henry Holt
Book Type: Paperback
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This is an excellent biography of Harper Lee, the author of "To Kill a Mockingbird." I picked this up through a book club because I really did not know much about Harper Lee aside from "Mockingbird." I learned a lot about her from reading this, such as the fact that she and Truman Capote met when they were children and became lifelong friends. In fact, he was the model for the character of Dill in "Mockingbird." Lee also helped Capote out with research for his book "In Cold Blood," traveling with him to the small town where the crime occured and helping him interview residents for information for the book.

Overall, this was an excellent profile of a very private woman, and after reading this book, I find myself seeing her as more than the author of "Mockingbird" and admiring her for everything else that she accomplished in her life.
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This is a true insight into the life of Nelle Harper Lee who most everone knows wrote, To Kill A Mockingbird. This story captures Nelle's life and all that she has accomplished. She was a very strong woman who never really wanted to be famous. Her life is so interesting that this story just flowed and the desire to keep flipping pages is strong. There are pictures that i loved seeing beacuse i like to put names to faces. This was a very worthwhile read. If you have read To Kill A Mockingbird, which is a treasure of itself, you will enjoy this read, finding out where that beautiful book came from.