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  1. Writing advice from Harper Lee: $4,000; ultimate birthday gift: pricelessRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 31 | Alabama Live

    Kathy Buttram displays a handwritten letter from Harper Lee, which Buttram's husband bought for her at auction, over her kitchen table. It's a reminder to focus on her writing, Buttram says.

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  2. 6 ghostly towns preserved on Alabama roadsidesRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 6 | Alabama Live

    It was one of those stifling July days when the surface of the road seems to shimmy in front of the car. Sweetums and I were driving the back roads of Alabama, one of our favorite pastimes, on our way to Monroeville for the launch of Harper Lee's "Go Set a Watchman."

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  3. Maycomb reluctantly changes with the times in Chapter 4 of 'Go Set a Watchman'Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 20 | Alabama Live

    "When you get past all the boa feathers, every woman born in this world wants a strong man who knows her like a bookk, who's not only her lover but he who keepeth Israel. Stupid, isn't it?" --Harper Lee, "Go Set A Watchman" Image is "Feathered Lines" by Kellar Wilson with photo cropped and text layered, used under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 license Readers get the humorous and slightly disreputable origin story of Maycomb, Ala.

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  4. 'Go Set a Watchman' panel in Mobile: 'A historic moment for literature and for Alabama'Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 16 | Alabama Live

    Late Thursday afternoon, a line of people snaked down the hallway outside Bernheim Hall at the Ben May Main branch of the Mobile Public Library, waiting for the doors to open so they could buy a copy of the bestselling book that's been the talk of the literary world for months and hear a panel discussion of "Go Set a Watchman," which was released Tuesday. Incredibly, the book was penned by Harper Lee of Monroeville, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of the classic "To Kill a Mockingbird."

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  5. Scenes from Monroeville: The town behind the literary fameRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 14 | Alabama Live

    Monroeville, Ala., the seat of Monroe County, is known as the Literary Capital of Alabama, but it is more than Harper Lee's hometown. It was founded in 1858 and originally called Centreville.

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  6. 'Go Set a Watchman' release draws 'media avalanche' to Harper Lee hometown MonroevilleRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 14 | Alabama Live

    As beloved novelist Harper Lee's hometown, Monroeville has for decades been periodically inundated with tourists and reporters from around the world looking to capture a little bit of that Maycomb magic. But Tuesday may have been the town's biggest day yet, as dozens of journalists and bibliophiles traveled from places like Kentucky, Texas and even overseas to experience the festivities attending the release of Lee's "new" novel, "Go Set a Watchman."

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  7. Harper Lee 'chortled' over 'Watchman' reviews, Wayne Flynt saysRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 14 | Alabama Live

    On Monday, the day before the release of her second book, 89-year-old Nelle Harper Lee was in her element. "She chortled," said Wayne Flynt, Lee's friend and professor emeritus at Auburn University.

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  8. Quiet, calm Monroeville ready for crowd Tuesday for 'Watchman' launchRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 13 | Alabama Live

    As the sun began to set, a single "bong" of the bell in the old courthouse startled a songbird perched on the clock tower, causing it to flutter wildly from its perch before resettling. Soon, several dozen of the tiny birds flocked to the roof of the iconic building in downtown Monroeville, as if they understood something exciting was about to happen in the small town.

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  9. Watch a reading of 'Go Set A Watchman' streamed live from Monroeville courthouseRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 13 | Alabama Live

    Harper Lee's much-anticipated sequel to "To Kill a Mockingbird" will be read live by fans in Lee's hometown beginning early Tuesday morning. About 250 fans will have a chance to read sections of the novel, "Go Set a Watchman", in the Old Monroe County Courthouse in Monroeville made famous by the 'Mockingbird' film.

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  10. Where is Monroeville, Alabama? Harper Lee hometown the center of attention again...Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jul 11 | Alabama Live

    As an owner of the only secular bookstore in Harper Lee's Alabama hometown, Monroeville, Spencer Madrie figured he'd sell hundreds of books - maybe more - after the stunning announcement that the author was releasing a sequel to her 1960 blockbuster "To Kill a Mockingbird." Five months later, more than 7,000 copies of Lee's new novel "Go Set a Watchman" are headed to Madrie's Ol' Curiosities & Book Shoppe, located in a converted three-bedroom house near the courthouse square in Monroeville.

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  11. 'Go Set a Watchman' release date arrives Tuesday; Alabama author Harper Lee makes literary...Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jul 11 | Alabama Live

    Like her classic "To Kill a Mockingbird," the Harper Lee novel coming out next week is a coming of age story. "Go Set a Watchman" is set in the famous fictional town of Maycomb, Alabama, in the mid-1950s, 20 years after "To Kill a Mockingbird" takes place.

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  12. Writers Tom Franklin and Beth Ann Fennelly discuss 'To Kill a Mockingbird' and its impact on readersRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 10 | Alabama Live

    With "Go Set a Watchman" slated for release early next week, fans of Harper Lee's first novel, "To Kill a Mockingbird," are eager with anticipation. "Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter" author Tom Franklin and his wife, University of Mississippi professor and poet Beth Ann Fennelly, are among those excited to continue the story of Jean-Louise Finch.

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  13. Join in 'Go Set a Watchman' celebration at events throughout AlabamaRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 9 | Alabama Live

    Harper Lee's second book, "Go Set a Watchman," the sequel to her famous 1960 bestseller "To Kill a Mockingbird," hits stores Tuesday. The book's release has prompted many booksellers to open early, hold read-a-thons, and host events.

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  14. Depression-era Monroe County: When Harper Lee was youngRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 9 | Alabama Live

    What was Monroeville, Ala., like in the 1930s when little Nelle Harper Lee was growing up, forming the memories she would use as the inspiration for her 1960 novel "To Kill a Mockingbird?" Was it really like the fictional Maycomb, where the book is set? Did it look like the sound-stage sets created for the classic 1962 film based on the book? In a 1962 interview with New York Herald Tribune, Lee said of the book's setting: "What I did present as exactly as I could were the clime and tone, as I remember them, of the town in which I lived. From childhood on, I did sit in the courtroom watching my father argue cases and talk to juries."

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  15. Why I won't read 'Go Set a Watchman' right away: opinionRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 9 | Alabama Live

    Atticus and Scout Finch in the movie version of "To Kill a Mockingbird." Until recently, "Mockingbird" was believed to be Harper Lee's only novel.

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  16. Examine the impact of 'To Kill A Mockingbird' by Harper LeeRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 2, 2015 | Alabama Live

    As Alabama's greatest literary export, the cultural impact of To Kill a Mockingbird cannot be understated. The novel is read in schools worldwide as an important parable of race, inequality, family, poverty and justice.

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  17. Alabama Hospital Association taps new officers, board membersRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 2, 2015 | Alabama Live

    Glenn Sisk, CEO of Coosa Valley Medical Center in Sylacauga, was named board chairman at the group's annual meeting in June. Huntsville Hospital Health System CEO David Spillers is the chair-elect.

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  18. The mural of the story: Joe Wilson's paintings add colorful art to Mobile schoolsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 15, 2015 | Alabama Live

    With students gone for the summer, the only sounds coming from the cafeteria at Leinkauf Elementary School, usually a hub of activity, are the hum of the giant air-conditioning units outside, music from a boom box in the corner and the scratching noises of an artist's brush as he applies paint to the design he sketched on the back wall, of Bellingrath Gardens and Home. Joe Wilson is almost finished with the mural that wraps around three walls of the school cafeteria, which doubles as an auditorium thanks to the stage along the front.

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  19. Letters written by Harper Lee fail to sell at auctionRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 12, 2015 | Alabama Live

    Six letters by "To Kill a Mockingbird" author Harper Lee to one of her close friends failed to sell at auction Friday. The archive had been expected to bring as much as $250,000 at Christie's, which said the bidding did not reach the reserve price.

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  20. Monroeville man arrested on jury tampering charges in Kim Hastie caseRead the original story w/Photo

    May 6, 2015 | Alabama Live

    Authorities arrested a 42-year-old Monroeville man on Wednesday on jury tampering charges related to the tax evasion case against Mobile License Commissioner Kim Hastie and her husband John. The arrest comes less than a week after a federal judge declared a mistrial in the case, which was preceded by allegations of jury tampering, because the jury was unable to reach a verdict.

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