The Intangible Rewards of a Life in Books

Harper Lee & KevinI saw a lovely article in Shelf Awareness this last week by an old Michigan bookselling pal.

I knew that Kevin Howell had a brief correspondence with Harper Lee a decade ago when he was an editor at PW. What I didn’t know was that correspondence blossomed into a friendship. It’s a sweet story and reminds me of the many small, unlikely—yet often profound–rewards of our profession.

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