Harper Lee - Alabama Native and Novelist


Attorney Edgar Gentle serves as a partner with his firm, Gentle Turner Sexton & Harbison, LLC, in Birmingham, Alabama. In this position, he works with courts regarding matters such as settlement administration. Furthermore, he serves the Alabama Democratic Party as treasurer. An avid reader, Edgar Gentle recently enjoyed the novel Go Set a Watchman, the newest release from acclaimed writer Harper Lee

Born in Monroeville, Alabama, in 1926, Lee rose to literary prominence primarily on the reputation of what was for years her only published book, the perennial classic To Kill a Mockingbird. Published in 1960, To Kill a Mockingbird was quickly heralded as a finely tuned piece of literary fiction adroitly dealing with issues of class, race, and growing up in the American South. It would remain the only book Harper Lee published until 2015, when HarperCollins released Go Set a Watchman, written as a sequel to To Kill a Mockingbird. The recipient of the Pulitzer Prize as well as several other distinctions, Harper Lee passed away at the age of 89 in 2016.

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