Tru and Nelle

Version: Unabridged
Author: G. Neri
Narrator: Catherine Taber
Genres: American Politics, Fiction, Teen
Publisher: Listening Library (Audio)
Published In: March 2016
# of Units: 5 CDs
Length: 5 hours, 30 minutes
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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.

Author Details

Author Details

Neri, G.

G. NERI is an award-winning filmmaker and new media producer from Los Angeles, where he also taught animation and storytelling to inner-city youth. Now living in Tampa, Florida, with his wife and their daughter, Neri writes for teens and younger children. Most recently, he received the 2010 Lee Bennett Hopkins Promising Poet Award from the International Reading Association (IRA).