Breaking News: Harper Lee to release New Novel

More than fifty years after the release of her acclaimed novel "To Kill A Mockingbird", Harper Lee will publish a new novel. "Go Set a Watchman", a sequel to Lee's previous work, will be published on July 14 by Harper. In a statement to the AP, Lee gave some insight into the conception of this new book:

In the mid-1950s, I completed a novel called ‘Go Set a Watchman.’ It features the character known as Scout as an adult woman, and I thought it a pretty decent effort. My editor, who was taken by the flashbacks to Scout’s childhood, persuaded me to write a novel (what became To Kill a Mockingbird) from the point of view of the young Scout.
I was a first-time writer, so I did as I was told. I hadn’t realized it (the original book) had survived, so was surprised and delighted when my dear friend and lawyer Tonja Carter discovered it. 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.

The new novel, set in the same Alabama town as Mockingbird, will feature many of the same characters. Scout, now an adult, will return from New York to visit her father in her hometown. 

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