Preloved Book - Tru & Nelle by G. Neri
Long before they became famous writers, Truman Capote ( In Cold Blood ) and Harper Lee ( To Kill a Mockingbird ) were childhood friends in Monroeville, Alabama. This fictionalized account of their time together opens at the beginning of the Great Depression, when Tru is seven and Nelle is six. They love playing pirates, but they like playing Sherlock and Watson-style detectives even more. It’s their pursuit of a case of drugstore theft that lands the daring duo in real trouble. Humor and heartache intermingle in this lively look at two budding writers in the 1930s South.
- 336 pages, Hardcover
- First published March 1, 2016
- Original title : Tru & Nelle
- Series : Tru & Nelle (#1)
- Characters : Truman Capote, Harper Lee, Nanny Rumbley Faulk, Queenie
- Format : 336 pages, Hardcover
- Published : March 1, 2016 by Clarion Books
- ISBN : 9780544699601 (ISBN10: 0544699602)
- Language : English
G. Neri is the Coretta Scott King honor-winning author of Yummy: the Last Days of a Southside Shorty and the recipient of the Lee Bennett Hopkins Promising Poet Award for his free-verse novella, Chess Rumble. His books have been translated into multiple languages in over 25 countries. They include the novels Tru & Nelle, A Christmas Tale, Ghetto Cowboy, Knockout Games, Surf Mules, and two free-verse picture book bios, When Paul Met Artie and Hello, I'm Johnny Cash. In 2017, he was awarded a National Science Foundation grant that sent him to Antarctica.
Prior to becoming a writer, Neri was a filmmaker, an animator/illustrator, a digital media producer, and a founding member of The Truth anti-smoking campaign. Neri currently writes full-time and lives on the Gulf Coast of Florida with his wife and daughter.
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