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To Kill A Mockingbird author Harper Lee dies

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To Kill A Mockingbird author Harper Lee dies

<p>Harper Lee, the American novelist who wrote To Kill a Mocking Bird has died at the age of 89.</p> <p>The <a href="http://www.cliffsnotes.com/literature/t/to-kill-a-mockingbird/book-summary">book</a> probed the racial injustice of segregation in the US state of Alabama..</p> <p>It sold more than 40 million copies and was translated into 40 languages.</p> <p>After publishing it in 1961 Harper Lee fled from public view and didn’t publish anything for another 50 years.</p> <p>Then towards the end of her life a manuscript for the sequel to the book was discovered and released with the title Go set a watchman.</p> <p>But there is heated debate about how much input Harper Lee, who was partly deaf and blind after a stroke in 2007, really had in its publication.</p> <p>She died less than half a mile away from the house where she was born in in the town of Monroeville.</p>