Harper Lee Quotes and New Novel

Harper LeeHarper Lee is an American novelist who wrote the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, To Kill a Mockingbird. The book was published in 1960 and became an immediate bestseller with more than 30 million copies in print by 1999. It deals with the racism she observed as a child in her hometown in Monroeville, Alabama. Lee was born on April 28, 1926 and is 88 years old.She helped her childhood friend, Truman Capote, with his research for the book, In Cold Blood.

Lee’s Go Set a Watchman was completed in the 1950s and will be released on July 14th this year, more than fifty years after her first novel. The story takes place before To Kill a Mockingbird and Lee thought it had not survived. Her friend and lawyer,Tonja Carter discovered it.

Here are some quotes by Harper Lee:

“People generally see what they look for, and hear what they listen for.”

“Real courage is when you know you’re licked before you begin, but you begin anyway and see it through no matter what.”


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For over twenty-five years, I've taught elementary grades, high school, and county special education classes. Now I am a field supervisor for teachers working toward their teaching credentials. I also teach writing classes in Dublin and Pleasanton, California. I have won 5 awards in short story contests, My stories are published in The California Writers Club Literary Review, and several anthologies including four times in Las Positas College collections. I have several book projects, but the two that have my immediate attention are HADA'S FOG, which is women's fiction, LILLI, a YA novel, and NORMAN IN THE PICTURE, a paranormal mystery. I have published an anthology WRITTEN ACROSS THE GENRES that includes writings from members of my writing classes and other writers. It's available on Amazon and Kindle.

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