Blog Posts - Harper Lee



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"I wanted you to see what real courage is, instead of getting the idea that courage is a man with a gun in his hand. It's when you know you're licked before you begin but you begin anyway and you see it through no matter what. You rarely win, but som...
by Running 'Cause I Can't Fly on Dec 2, 2016

ERB Weekly Digest – Harper Lee, Will Willimon, White Trash, George Herbert – June 24, 2016

      Robert Putnam’s AMERICAN GRACE is on sale now for $3.99 for Kindle! PLUS, books by Sarah Bessey, Douglas Coupland, Chris Hedges, and others. [ LEARN MORE ]     Get Harper Lee’s GO SET A WATCHMAN for $4.99 on Kin...
by The Englewood Review of Books on Jun 24, 2016

To Kill a Mockingbird SparkNotes Literature Guide by SparkNotes & Harper Lee

To Kill a Mockingbird SparkNotes Literature Guide by SparkNotes & Harper Lee – While complex like this course, you need a reference book to complete your task. With the reference book you be helped all of..
by Best Novel Review on Jun 1, 2016

Blood Cries Chapter 36

1981Everyone in town seemed pretty happy about the outcome of the trial. The general impression was that the Reverend had gotten what he deserved. One editorial in a major newspaper suggested a campaign to buy Lester Woods a medal. Life went back to...
by The Daily Brass on May 20, 2016

Blood Cries Chapter 32

1980“I don’t know if I can do it anymore.” Louella said to her sister. The two middle-aged women sat on the wooden deck attached to the second story of Louise’s house and looked down at the lake. A gin and tonic rested on the table between Lo...
by The Daily Brass on Apr 12, 2016

Blood Cries Chapter 30

1980Louella emerged from the Piggly Wiggly and stopped outside the entrance long enough to situate her purse in the toddler seat of the grocery cart.“Miss Harper. Miss Harper. Miss Louella Harper.”Louella up to see who was calling her name and wa...
by The Daily Brass on Mar 23, 2016

Blood Cries Chapter 29

September 1977A newspaper was spread flat across the kitchen table, covering most of the walnut surface, and leaving only a small space available for a half-empty coffee cup. Louella sat at the edge of her chair and leaned into the middle of the tabl...
by The Daily Brass on Mar 15, 2016

Blood Cries Chapter 27

June, 1977Jim and MarvinA camera’s flash lit up the chapel as Marven Rosenbush captured the Reverend Baxter’s final pose. “That’s it,” he said, looking past his Nikon at the corpse. “That’s the money shot.”The Reverend’s eyes opened...
by The Daily Brass on Feb 28, 2016

Writers and Readers

Writers are immortals. Well, at least as long as our species lasts. As a mere internet writer, I suppose that I’m not alone in wanted published books to my name. Solid books that don’t disappear in a power outage. There’s … Continue readi...

Rest In Peace Harper Lee

“I wanted you to see what real courage is, instead of getting the idea that courage is a man with a gun in his hand. It’s when you know you’re licked before you begin, but you begin anyway and see it through no matter what.” It is a v...
by Snailbird.com on Feb 19, 2016

Blood Cries Chapter 26

Transcript of Interviews conducted by Louella Harper 4/30/80 - 5/11/1980HannahHannah: Tea?Louella: No thank you.(The clink of cup and saucer is audible on tape)Louella: Can you tell me what happened?Hannah: Well, we were sitting in our pew and then L...
by The Daily Brass on Feb 17, 2016

Blood Cries Chapter 25

Except for his forest green suit, Lester remained indistinguishable from the rest of the crowd.  He sat hunched in the first pew with his elbows propped on his knees, holding his face in his hands, and gazing down at the stained hard-wood floor.
by The Daily Brass on Feb 7, 2016

Blood Cries Chapter 23

1977After the death of his friend Taylor, Lester decided to quit the pulpwood business.  The forest had a claustrophobic effect on him and stirred up memories of jungle warfare, and the sight of the Reverend stirred up thoughts of hatred and rev...
by The Daily Brass on Jan 17, 2016

Blood Cries Chapter 22

1980“It sounds wonderful, Darling.  I told Edgar you’re writing the next In Cold Blood.  He’s ready to offer you an advance.”“Well, I’m not ready to accept one,” Louella said.  “At this point, this is just an exercise i...
by The Daily Brass on Jan 3, 2016

The State of the Novel: Blood Cries

Back in August on this blog, I declared my intention to write a new novel and post it online.The book is based on a series of alleged murders committed in Alexander City, Alabama in the 1970s.  In 1978, author Harper Lee showed up in town to res...
by The Daily Brass on Jan 1, 2016

Blood Cries Chapter 21

Transcript of Interview with Melvin Little conducted by Louella Harper 3/27/1980Melvin: The last one was that poor little girl.  How stupid could he be?  The Reverend came to me.  Usually he came in through the front door, but this tim...
by The Daily Brass on Dec 20, 2015

Blood Cries Chapter 15

About This Novel; Chapter 1 ; Chapter 2; Chapter 3; Chapter 4; Chapter 5; Chapter 6; Chapter 7; Chapter 8; Chapter 9; Chapter 10; Chapter 11; Chapter 12; Chapter 13; Chapter 141980Louella sat at the head of the hotel bed.  Her feet on the floor,...
by The Daily Brass on Oct 25, 2015

3 Mysteries Surrounding Harper Lee's Lost Crime Novel

For those of you who haven’t heard about this story yet, here is a quick recap:In 1978, Harper Lee went to Alexander City, AL to research a nonfiction book along the lines of Truman Capote’s In Cold Blood, which, you may remember, she a...
by The Daily Brass on Sep 13, 2015

What Harper Lee Said About Her Lost Crime Novel

In 1978, Harper Lee went down to Alexander City, Alabama to research a nonfiction book about a murderous preacher.  By early 2009, I was researching the same story, and so I sent Lee a letter requesting information related to...
by The Daily Brass on Sep 12, 2015

What Happened to Harper Lee's True Crime Manuscript?

After much speculation, followed by an examination by a rare books expert, a recent article in the Wall Street Journal announced that Harper Lee’s safe contained no additional novels.  This is unhappy news for those of us hoping to find out wh...
by The Daily Brass on Sep 2, 2015


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