The Mockingbird Next Door: Life with Harper Lee (Large Print / Hardcover)
August 2014 Indie Next List
“At long last the reclusive author Harper Lee and her spirited sister, Alice, decided to share the story of their lives, choosing journalist Mills, who became their friend and neighbor in the process, as their biographer. Mills has a gift for listening with respect and retelling with careful observation. Her tale unfolds slowly, without drama, revealing the deep, rich lives of the sisters beneath the quiet surface of their small town routines. Immensely satisfying!”
— Ellen Davis, Dragonwings Bookstore, Waupaca, WI
About the Author
Marja Mills is a former reporter for the "Chicago Tribune" and a staff Pulitzer Prize winner for a 2001 series about O'Hare Airport entitled "Gateway to Gridlock." "The Mockingbird Next Door" is her first book.