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Go Set a Watchman (To Kill a Mockingbird, #2) by Harper Lee

From Harper Lee comes a landmark new novel set two decades after her beloved Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece, To Kill a Mockingbird. Maycomb, Alabama. Twenty-six-year-old Jean Louise Finch--Scout--returns home from New York City to visit her aging father, Atticus. Set against the backdrop of the civil rights tensions and political turmoil that were transforming the South, Jean Louises homecoming turns bittersweet when she learns disturbing truths about her close-knit family, the town and the people dearest to her. Memories from her childhood flood back, and her values and assumptions are thrown into doubt. Featuring many of the iconic characters from To Kill a Mockingbird, Go Set a Watchman perfectly captures a young woman, and a world, in a painful yet necessary transition out of the illusions of the past--a journey that can be guided only by ones conscience. Written in the mid-1950s, Go Set a Watchman imparts a fuller, richer understanding and appreciation of Harper Lee. Here is an unforgettable novel of wisdom, humanity, passion, humor and effortless precision--a profoundly affecting work of art that is both wonderfully evocative of another era and relevant to our own times. It not only confirms the enduring brilliance of To Kill a Mockingbird, but also serves as its essential companion, adding depth, context and new meaning to an American classic.
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“To Kill a Mockingbird” published

Writer Harper Lee was born in in Alabama. In , she finished the manuscript for her Pulitzer Prize-winning bestseller To Kill a Mockingbird. Soon after, she helped fellow writer and friend Truman Capote compose an article for The New Yorker which would evolve into his nonfiction masterpiece, In Cold Blood. Lee was born on April 28, , in Monroeville, Alabama. The youngest of four children, she grew up as a tomboy in a small town. Her father was a lawyer, a member of the Alabama state legislature and also owned part of the local newspaper. For most of Lee's life, her mother suffered from mental illness, rarely leaving the house.

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While Some Are Shocked by ‘Go Set a Watchman,’ Others Find Nuance in a Bigoted Atticus Finch

By Anita Singh , and David Millward. The editor who helped Harper Lee to write To Kill A Mockingbird would have been dismayed by the decision to publish Go Set A Watchman in its unedited form, her granddaughter has claimed. The differences between the two books call into question how much of To Kill A Mockingbird was written by Lee, and how much was shaped by Hohoff, who took the true extent of her involvement in the book to her grave in The process of editing and rewriting took three years. And sometimes she came around to my way of thinking, sometimes I to hers, sometimes the discussion would open up an entirely new line of country. She remained close to Lee in the years that followed and was adamant that the publicity-shy author should not publish any other work with which she was not entirely happy. Lee, 89, referred to the genesis of the book in a statement released earlier this year.

Strong-willed and forceful, she worked closely with author Harper Lee over the course of nearly three years to give final shape to her classic novel To Kill A Mockingbird. She retired from a senior editorial position at the firm in and died the following year. In she married Lewis Edgar Welsh —after , an architect and artist. The marriage ended in divorce in In she married Arthur Haviland Torrey — , a literary agent.

Help support our writers and keep our site ad-free. I am delighted, as I know you are, with the success of the book and I am eager to begin a new novel that I can get out to the public as soon as possible. Boo Radley: Time Cop. The reclusive Mr. Radley, who emerges, however briefly, from the shadows at the end of Mockingbird, is revealed to not really be a shut-in after all but rather a top officer in the Interchronological Police Squadron!

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