Monday Jul 28
"The Mockingbird Next Door: Life with Harper Lee"
Marja Mills talks about the life, career, and opinions of Harper Lee, author of "To Kill a Mockingbird."
Wed Jul 23, 2014
The News Tribune
Marja Mills addresses controversy at literary event
Less than a week after the publication of Marja Mills' memoir, "The Mockingbird Next Door," her story of befriending famously reclusive 88-year-old author Nelle Harper Lee, the book remains embroiled in controversy.
Mon Jul 21, 2014
"Remember it's a sin to kill a mockingbird."
The iconic 88-year-old author is involved in [another] messy tussle over a new biography.
Sun Jul 20, 2014
Lee objects to new biography of her by Mills
To gather material for her intimate portrait, Mills rented a house in Monroeville, Ala., next door to the 88-year-old author and her older sister, Alice, and gradually got to know them.
Fri Jul 18, 2014
Cross Roads News
Book looks at Harper Lee
Author Marja Mills offers an intimate look at the life of Harper Lee of "To Kill a Mockingbird" fame on July 25 at First Baptist Church Decatur.
Thu Jul 17, 2014
'The Mockingbird Next Door,' by Marja Mills
In 1964, when Harper Lee was still issuing public statements, she told an interviewer: "All I want is to be the Jane Austen of south Alabama."
Tue Jul 15, 2014
The New Zealand Herald
Reclusive author Harper Lee launches scathing attack on 'intimate account'
"Rest assured, as long as I am alive any book purporting to be with my cooperation is a falsehood," Harper Lee says.
A Look Inside The Town That Inspired 'To Kill A Mockingbird'
The following is an excerpt from The Mockingbird Next Door by Marja Mills [Penguin Press, $27.95] , who, while working for the Chicago Tribune, was granted a rare opportunity to interview Harper Lee, with whom she formed a close friendship over the span of several years.
Mon Jul 14, 2014
'Mockingbird Next Door' moves in on Harper Lee
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Sat Jul 12, 2014
Review: 'The Mockingbird Next Door: Life With Harper Lee,' by Marja Mills
NONFICTION: Journalist Marja Mills writes about Harper Lee's small-town life in a debut that combines memoir with biography.
Fri Jul 11, 2014
Beware the friendly journalist next door
It's a marvel this book exists given the press-shy nature of its subject. Harper Lee, the author of To Kill a Mockingbird , stopped giving interviews decades ago, responding to requests with either a "no" or a "hell, no!" Often she is labelled a recluse, but that's the wrong word for her.
Fri Jul 04, 2014
St. Petersburg Times
Review: Authors mine relationships with J.D. Salinger and Harper Lee
Imagine that one of the most beloved, bestselling - and reclusive - American authors invited you to move in next door, or called the office where you worked and engaged you in friendly conversations.