Nelle Harper Leeas "To Kill a Mockingbird" was published in 1960 and became an instant bestseller. Two years later it was an Academy Awarda winning film. Today, it remains standard and beloved reading in English classes. But Lee never wanted the book to define who she was, which explains her aversion to any kind of publicity. Kerry Madden conducted extensive research for this Up Close biography, which reveals Lee to be a down-to-earth Southern woman who enjoys baseball games and playing golf and whose one and only published book happened to win the Pulitzer Prize.