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Three heart-warming and powerful essays by Harper Lee to read right now

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We all know Harper Lee for To Kill A Mockingbird, but the late, great writer also had some amazing essays to her name. Devour them here.

Love – In Other Words (1961)

Written for Vogue, this essay on love (and how it manifests itself in everyday situations) is only 1,502 words long but it packs a powerful punch.

Read it at web.archive.org

Christmas To Me (1961)

Snow falling on Manhattan and a young family provide the backdrop to a true-life story describing how Lee took her first step to becoming an author. It’s a properly heart-warming essay everyone should read.

Read it at web.archive.org

A Letter From Harper Lee (2006)

Only Oprah Winfrey could persuade Lee out of retirement to write this moving letter on the joy of reading (from Anne Of Green Gables to The Silence Of The Lambs) for Oprah’s magazine, O.  

Read it at lettersofnote.com

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