Mockingbird Songs: A New Chapter from Harper Lee
Wayne Flynt, the renowned expert on culture in the Southern United States and Professor Emeritus at Auburn University, has created a wonderful tribute to the beloved author Harper Lee, and her fans are clamoring to read the new work. Last year, Flynt announced his decision to publish a collection of letters between himself and the iconic Lee. Those letters will include a wealth of correspondence written between 1992 and February, 2016 when Lee passed away. Mockingbird Songs: My Friendship with Harper Lee may well be the final publication of words written by Harper Lee.
Mockingbird Songs: An Intimate Look into the Relationship between the Authors
Wayne Flynt chose to make the history of Alabama the focal point of his career after reading To Kill a Mockingbird, Lee’s first book and a work that took the world by storm when it delved into the moral and political dynamics of a fictional town in Alabama during the 1930s. Maycomb, AL, was based on Lee’s home town of Monroeville, and Flynt immediately recognized the contribution of Lee’s work and the impact it would have. When Flynt eventually became a respected friend of the Lee family, a relationship of admiration between the two authors was forged. What makes that relationship indelible is that much of it is chronicled in the letters between them.
Mockingbird Songs: A Fitting Tribute to a Woman Who Changed the World
Flynt is now offering the collection of letters that he has long cherished to the rest of the world. The first comes from a time when Lee was still residing in New York, while others trace a developing friendship as it becomes a lifelong relationship. Mockingbird Songs will be published May 2, 2017, and is another—and likely the final–opportunity for Harper Lee fans to read her wit, wisdom and candor in her own words.
Mockingbird Songs: Available Soon
At Ol’ Curiosities, we look forward to Mockingbird Songs: My Friendship with Harper Lee and again celebrating the hometown author we love. Order your certified keepsake copy today.