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The Mockingbird’s Voice is Stilled: Harper Lee Dies at 89

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Book lovers sensed Harper Lee’s secret—she was a fellow reader. In a way, her life after the astonishing overnight success of To Kill a Mockingbird was a reader’s dream. She kept a quiet existence dividing her time between her small Southern town and tiny New York City apartment, which must have allowed plenty of time to devour books without needing to interrupt a good story with such nuisances as a day job. The author, whose fame arose from what has been called the most important book of the 20th century, has passed at the age of 89. In 2006 she shared her love of books with Oprah Winfrey and readers of her magazine, O. She recalled her earliest reading experience:…

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