Big book news!
A new (old) Harper Lee novel is coming this summer. It will be the author’s first new work in more than 50 years.
Publisher Harper announced Tuesday that Go Set a Watchman, a novel the Pulitzer Prize-winning author completed in the 1950s and put aside, will be released July 14.
It’s essentially a sequel to To Kill a Mockingbird, although it was finished before that classic, reports AP.
Fans overjoyed that Harper Lee is publishing a ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ sequel
The publisher plans a first printing of 2 million copies.
“In the mid-1950s, I completed a novel called ‘Go Set a Watchman,’ ” the 88-year-old Lee said in a statement issued by Harper.
“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…
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