Harper Lee, 1926-2016

To Kill a MockingbirdTo Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

 

 

 

Harper Lee, author of To Kill A Mackingbird, has passed away at the age of 89.

As with many things in life, the story we were presented with in high school is much more complex. I haven’t read Go Set A Watchman and am troubled by the circumstances surrounding its provenance. The different picture of Atticus Finch doesn’t bother me–when we grow up we see childhood heroes with fresh eyes, and sometimes are disappointed–but the possibility that it was published against her true wishes makes me uneasy.

Still, today marks the passing of a fascinating author who wrote with great talent. RIP Nelle Harper Lee.

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