Harper Lee, Author of ‘To Kill a Mockingbird,’ Dies at 89

Ms. Lee on the porch of the family home in Alabama in 1961. Credit Donald Uhrbrock/The LIFE Images Collection, via Getty Images
Ms. Lee on the porch of the family home in Alabama in 1961. Credit Donald Uhrbrock/The LIFE Images Collection, via Getty Images

“Atticus said to Jem one day, “I’d rather you shot at tin cans in the backyard, but I know you’ll go after birds. Shoot all the blue jays you want, if you can hit ‘em, but remember it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.” … “Mockingbirds don’t do one thing except make music for us to enjoy. They don’t eat up people’s gardens, don’t nest in corn cribs, they don’t do one thing but sing their hearts out for us. That’s why it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.”
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Jennifer Weiner, the Chick Lit Queen

Who do you loveFor some offbeat fun and romance check out Jennifer Weiner, one of my favorite authors of Chick Lit.

Who Do You Love – Two kids meet in an ER one night. Over the next three decades, their paths cross in magical and ordinary ways. Through it all, they never stop thinking about the night they met as children and how it changed their lives.

Next best thingThe Next Best Thing – Ruth Saunders, television writer, is on the verge of her dreams coming true, but  finds her happiness threatened by demanding actors and executives as well as an unrequited crush on her boss and her septuagenarian grandmother’s upcoming wedding.

good in bedGood in Bed – Cannie Shapiro’s  life begins to change when her ex boyfriend writes about her in his column, Loving a Larger Woman.
Travel along with Cannie as she charts a new course for herself: mourning her losses, facing her past, and figuring out who she is and who she can become.

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