Publication Date: July 14, 2015
A wonderful new novel from one of America’s bestselling authors. Exploring the tensions between a local culture and a changing national political agenda; family arguments and love: an instant classic.
Now, at age 88, Ms. Lee has revealed that she wrote another novel after all â€” a sequel of sorts to â€śTo Kill a Mockingbird,â€ť featuring an aging Atticus Finch and his grown daughter, Scout.
Here’s the scoop: Ms. Lee wrote this new novel first. Her editor suggested she rewrite it from the perspective of a young girl — that becameÂ To Kill a Mockingbird. The first book was put away and forgotten — thenÂ recently found.
The 304-page book, â€śGo Set a Watchman,â€ť takes place 20 years later in the same fictional town of Maycomb, Alabama, and begins as Jean Louise Finch, or Scout, the feisty child heroine of To Kill a Mockingbird,Â returns to visit her father.
Although written first, Go Set a WatchmanÂ is a continuation of the same story, with overlapping themes and characters.
The bookâ€™s publisher, Harper, plans to print two million copies of the new book for the first edition. We can safely predict the best-selling book of 2015.