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Reese Witherspoon to narrate new novel by Harper Lee

11:47 am Apr. 23, 2015

According to a report in USA Today, Reese Witherspoon will narrate the audio version of Harper Lee’s highly anticipated novel, “Go Set a Watchman.” Both the book and the unabridged audio version publish on July

“Mockingbird” sequel provokes questions

3:30 pm Feb. 4, 2015

The news that Monroeville, Alabama author Harper Lee will publish a sequel to “To Kill a Mockingbird” this summer elicited a mix of astonishment, delight and doubt.

The book is called “Go Set a Watchman” and,

Gwinnett novelist wins award

11:53 am Jan. 15, 2015

By Jill Vejnoska

Lawrenceville writer Mary Anna Ogden Bryan recently won the prestigious 2014 Ferrol Sams Award for Fiction. The prize, part of the annual Mercer University Press Book Awards, comes with a publication contract for Bryan’s novel, “Cardinal Hill.”

Lauded by the judges for her “talent for description” and for a story that “speaks authentically to a specific time and place in the South,” Bryan set her novel in a family