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Charles J. Shields

Biography

Charles J. Shields

Charles J. Shields is the author of AND SO IT GOES: Kurt Vonnegut, A Life, a New York Times and Washington Post Notable Nonfiction Book. Also, MOCKINGBIRD: A Portrait of Harper Lee (Holt 2006), an acclaimed, bestselling biography, recently revised as MOCKINGBIRD: A Portrait of Harper Lee from Scout to Go Set a Watchman. I AM SCOUT: The Biography of Harper Lee, is for young adults. He is also the author of nonfiction books for young people. He and his wife reside in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Charles J. Shields

Books by Charles J. Shields

by Charles J. Shields - Biography, Nonfiction

At the center of Shields's lively book is the story of Lee's struggle to create her famous novel. But her life contains many other highlights as well: her girlhood as a tomboy in overalls in tiny Monroeville, Alabama; the murder trial that inspired her great work; her journey to Kansas as Capote's ally and research assistant to help report the story of the Clutter murders; the surrogate family she found in New York City.