Pangea’s Scott Marlowe and Robert Reese recently made a pilgrimage to Monroeville, Alabama to pay their respects to Harper Lee at her gravesite.
Nellie Harper Lee is best known for writing the Pulitzer Prize-winning bestseller “To Kill a Mockingbird” (published in 1960) and the recently released “Go Set a Watchman” (published in 2015), which portrays the Finch family years after the events for which they were immortalized in Mockingbird. However, Watchman was actually written by Ms. Lee before Mockingbird and locked away for decades before being published.
“To Kill a Mockingbird,” is about racial injustice in a small Alabama town during the Great Depression. The book sold more than 40 million copies and became one of the most taught works of fiction ever written by an American author.
Ms. Lee died in her sleep at the Meadows, an assisted living facility, on Friday, February 19, 2016, in Monroeville, Alabama where she lived. She was 89 years old.
Marlowe and Reese wanted to stop by Monroeville to pay their respects while on a book signing tour of the Southern States this spring that included locations in Mississippi and Louisiana.