Sep 19th, 2022
Harper Lee was living the dream in the early 1960s. The first novel she had ever written had been published, become a bestseller, and been awarded the Pulitzer Prize all within a year. Almost overnight she had gone from an anonymous Alabaman to one of the most influential American authors in history. So why, then, didn’t this promising young writer publish anything else after “To Kill a Mockingbird”? Hannah and Tyler examine Lee’s incredible rise to prominence and her withdrawal from the spotlight.
Hannah read: “Mockingbird: A Portrait of Harper Lee” by Charles J. Shields
Tyler listened to: “The Mockingbird Next Door: Life With Harper Lee” by Marja Mills
Thank you to Jake Bassen for our theme song: https://soundcloud.com/jakebassen
As well as Cam Clawson, for our Correspondence Remix: https://soundcloud.com/camclawson7
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