Author Event with Wayne Flynt
NewSouth Book Store
105 S.Court St.
Montgomery, AL 36104
Wayne Flynt and Nelle Harper Lee began writing to one other while she was living in New York--heartfelt, insightful, and humorous letters in which they swapped stories, information, and opinions on topics both personal and professional: their families, books, Alabama history and social values, health concerns, and even their fears and accomplishments. Though their earliest missives began formally-"Dear Dr. Flynt"--as the years passed and their mutual admiration grew, their exchanges became more intimate and emotional, opening with "Dear Friend" and closing with "I love you, Nelle." Through their enduring correspondence, the Lees and the Flynts became completely immersed in each other's lives.
Beautifully written, intelligent, and telling, this remarkable compendium of their letters-a correspondence that lasted for a quarter century, from 1992 until Harper Lee's death in February 2016-offers an incisive and compelling look into the mind, heart, and work of one of the most beloved authors in modern literary history.
Wayne will read some of his favorite letters from the collection and sign copies of Mockingbird Songs (copies will be available for purchase).