If you love To Kill a Mockingbird as I do, you have read all the news about Harper Lee’s writing, her friendships, and her death. But have you read the latest novel Tru and Nelle by G. Neri? You will recognize the characters immediately, but are they Scout and Dill or Truman Capote and Nelle Harper Lee? Their adventures, as imagined by Greg Neri, who usually writes urban fiction, will amaze and delight you. Did you know both writers, Truman and Harper were neighbors in Monroeville, AL; that they both loved to read Sherlock Holmes stories (in book form); and that both assisted each other in their adult writing. Be prepared for surprises and clues to the plot, characters and setting of To Kill a Mockingbird. You won’t be disappointed.
Oh, I forgot to mention that this book is written for middle grade readers of ages nine to twelve, but you adults will get the allusions and gain knowledge you didn’t know you wanted to realize about these favorite authors. Writers will “find the fun” in learning the “backstory!”
Happy Reading in all Genres for 2016!