Over Half a Century After 'To Kill a Mockingbird,' Harper Lee Plans to Publish Second Novel
The new book takes place 20 years after the events described in the 1960 best-seller.
Here’s what The New York Times writes:
The novel, “Go Set a Watchman,” was completed in the mid-1950s, and takes place when Scout Finch, the heroine of “To Kill a Mockingbird,” is grown up and looking back on her childhood. It features many of the same characters.
In a statement released by her publisher, Ms. Lee, 88, said that she wrote “Go Set a Watchman” first, but was asked by an editor to rework the novel from Scout’s perspective. That book became “To Kill a Mockingbird,” a classic that was published in 1960 and has sold more than 40 million copies globally.
Ms. Lee never published another novel…“I was a first-time writer, so I did as I was told,” she said. “I hadn’t realized it 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.”
—Posted by Natasha Hakimi Zapata