"Harper Lee caught the beauty of America with To Kill a Mockingbird
, but has remained something of a mystery ever since. Charles J. Shields's portrait of her, Mockingbird
, shows us a quietly reclusive, down-to-earth woman with an enormous gift and documents her struggle to live with that gift for the rest of her life. Shields's evocation of both the woman and her beautiful, sleepy, and smoldering South are pitch-perfect."
——Anne Rivers Siddons