Harper Lee dead at 89

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  1. JZL

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    She wrote To Kill a Mockingbird, arguably one of the great books of the 20th century. This is also one of the rare times when the movie based on a classic book was every bit as good as the book itself.

    She was also a collaborator with Truman Capote, particularly on In Cold Blood.

    http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/b...town/80605260/

    She was a winner of the Congressional Medal of Freedom.
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    A lot of history has died in the last couple of years.
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    Best quote, from a commentator who read it as a kid, and then again as an adult (as did I):

    [To Kill a Mockingbird] is a book determined to make young readers feel like grownups (some of the subject matter is quite adult) and grownups feel like children in their petty grievances and prejudices.​
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    All riiiiiiiiiighty then . . .