'To Kill a Mockingbird' Author Harper Lee to Publish Second Novel
Harper Lee, beloved author of "To Kill a Mockingbird," has announced that she will publish a second novel in July. Effectively a sequel, the recently rediscovered book, "Go Set a Watchman," was completed in the 1950s during the civil rights movement. Though it takes place 20 years after "To Kill a Mockingbird," Lee actually wrote the 304 page novel first, but her publisher persuaded her to put it aside and instead write a different novel from Scout's perspective. The book went on to win the Pulitzer Prize and sell 40 million copies globally. The forgotten copy of "Go Set a Watchman" was rediscovered by Lee's friend and lawyer and after hesitation Lee decided to move forward with publishing her original novel.
By Jordan Moses
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