Harper Lee will be publishing her second novel, Go Set a Watchman, this summer — more than 50 years after the release of her first book, To Kill a Mockingbird. Known as a literary recluse, has shocked the world with her announcement. In a public statement, she explained, “After much thought and hesitation I shared it with a handful of people I trust and was pleased to hear that they considered it worthy of publication. I am humbled and amazed that this will now be published after all these years.”
Go Set a Watchman was completed in the 1950s, but had not been published because it was set aside when Lee worked on To Kill a Mockingbird. Lee’s upcoming title is a sequel to her Pulitzer Prize-winning classic, set 20 years after the events of her first book. The new 304-page novel follows Scout Finch as she returns to visit her father, Atticus, in Maycomb, Alabama. Go Set a Watchman explores the tension between a local culture and a changing national political agenda, love and much more. Due to Lee’s reputation, the upcoming title is set to become an instant bestseller.
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