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To put it simply, Harper Lee wrote one of the most popular and beloved novel in history and then returned to lead a very quiet life with her sister in a small town in Alabama. Since her Pulitzer Prize-winning 1961 To Kill a Mockingbird, she has written no new books and has resolutely avoided interviewers. Except one. For a decade, Chicago Tribune Maja Mills was not only welcomed into the home of the Lee siblings; she was eventually encouraged to become their next door neighbor. In this unique memoir, Mills writes about two unique women who retained their dignity even in the midst of celebrity madness. (P.S The Mockingbird Next Door contains fascinating material on Harper Lee's important friendship with her longtime friend Truman Capote.) Editor's recommendation.