To Kill a Mockingbird is one of the best-loved novels of the 20th century, but its author, Harper ‘Nelle’ Lee, is famously reclusive. In 2001, she and her sister, Alice, opened their door to journalist Marja Mills, and so began a long conversation and a great friendship. The Mockingbird Next Door is the story of that friendship: a testament to the great intelligence, sharp wit and tremendous storytelling power of the Lee women.
In the aftermath of Hillary Rodham Clinton's 2008 presidential run, she expected to return to the United States Senate. To her surprise her former rival, newly elected President Barack Obama, asked her to serve in his administration as Secretary of State. This memoir is the story of the four extraordinary years that followed, and the hard choices she and her colleagues confronted.