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We wish we had known about this last week. The Library Foundation of Los Angeles honored Harper Lee with the Literary Award at their awards dinner last Thursday and she actually showed up! The famously reclusive author was compelled by Gregory Peck's widow to attend the ceremony which also celebrated the tenth anniversary of The Gregory Peck Reading Series.

The cost to attend the 10th annual awards ceremony, held at the City National Plaza and used as a fund raising event for the LA Public Library system, was only a mere $7500 per table. The opportunity to mingle with the 79 year old Lee, whose To Kill A Mockingbird sits at the front of the class in the discussion of The Great American Novel, might have just been worth it.