Her novel the novel inspired a generation of young lawyers, was assigned in high schools all over the country and was a popular choice for citywide, or nationwide, reading programs. When the Library of Congress did a survey in 1991 on books that have affected people’s lives, “To Kill a Mockingbird” was second only to the Bible. She published no other book until stunning the world in 2015 by permitting “Go Set a Watchman” to be released.”The world knows Harper Lee was a brilliant writer but what many don’t know is that she was an extraordinary woman of great joyfulness, humility and kindness. She lived her life the way she wanted to – in private – surrounded by books and the people who loved her,” Michael Morrison, head of HarperCollins U.S. general books group, said in the statement. The funeral will be private as per Lee request.