'To Kill a Mockingbird' Author Harper Lee to Release Second Novel
Harper Lee, author of the very popular 1960s novel “To Kill a Mockingbird,” will be publishing a sequel to the book!
The 88-year-old author has not published anything in fifty years and once news spread about her new book, “Go Set a Watchman,” the Internet went wild!
The AP reports that the book is “essentially a sequel to ‘To Kill a Mockingbird,’ although it was finished earlier”
“In the mid-1950s, I completed a novel called `Go Set a Watchman,’” Harper said in a statement. “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,” Harper added. The book will be available in July.