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Katie Couric Reports On Harper Lee's Long Lost Novel

It's been nearly 60 years since Harper Lee's first novel "To Kill A Mockingbird" took the literary world by storm. The story chronicled a small Alabam... Read More »

8 Facts About "Alice in Wonderland" to Feed Your Curiousity

Happy 150th birthday to Lewis Carroll's "Alice in Wonderland" (not to be confused with an unbirthday of course). Both Wonderland books, "Alice in Wond... Read More »

Four Lessons from Toni Morrison’s Illustrious Career

Toni Morrison turned 84 today, and she's publishing her eleventh novel, "God Help the Child," in April. In 1988, she won the Pulitzer for her influent... Read More »

Harper Lee Shows You’re Never Too Old for a Comeback

88-year-old author Harper Lee has only published one book, but her debut novel quickly became a modern cla ic, landing on high school required reading... Read More »

Margaret Mitchell and the Could-Have-Been Scarletts

Margaret Mitchell was born in Atlanta on November 8, 1900. She was a debutante who challenged social restrictions on women at the time as one of Georg... Read More »