On Harper Lee’s “Go Set a Watchman”: An Essay

Essay by Glynn Custred There are several ways a novel can become a bestseller. At one end of the scale are the author’s name recognition and heavy investment in an aggressive marketing campaign. At the other end is the widespread appeal of what the story has to say and how well it is said, expressing […]

“Go Set a Watchman,” by Harper Lee

“Killing Atticus” Review by Angela Shaw-Thornburg On July 10th, I watched the Confederacy lose one of its final battles on the grounds of the State House in South Carolina. The Confederate battle flag whisked down the pole into the waiting hands of two honor guardsmen. They methodically rolled it up into a silky little package […]

“The Mockingbird Next Door,” by Marja Mills

Reviewed by Allen Mendenhall Nelle Harper Lee has been embroiled in lawsuits over the last couple of years and making headlines for her alleged litigiousness. Marja Mills’s The Mockingbird Next Door is a welcome and timely look at Nelle (as her friends and family call her) from another angle, one that offers us a fuller […]

Monroeville Celebrates To Kill a Mockingbird

Monroeville County, Alabama Presents: 50th Anniversary Celebration Weekend  To Kill a Mockingbird July 8, 2010 – July 11, 2010 Monroeville County Courthouse       Want to visit the courthouse where To Kill a Mockingbird was filmed? Journey to Monroeville, Alabama the week of July 8 – 11 for a weekend long celebration of To […]