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‘The Mockingbird Next Door’ by Marja Mills

When she knocked at the modest home shared by Harper Lee and her older sister, Alice, Chicago Tribune reporter Marja Mills fully expected to be turned away.

In 2001, the Chicago Public Library was kicking off its “One Book, One Chicago” program with Lee’s 1960 Pulitzer Prize-winning classic, “To Kill a Mockingbird,” and Mills had been dispatched to Monroeville, Ala., to profile its elusive author.

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