I’m excited to be participating in my first “Waiting on Wednesday” event hosted by Breaking the Spine. “Waiting On Wednesday” is a weekly event hat spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.
This week’s pre-publication “can’t-wait-to-read” selection is Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee.
Publication Date: July 2015
I am so excited for this novel from Harper Lee that follows Scout Finch 20 years after the events of To Kill a Mockingbird as she returns to Maycomb to visit her father, Atticus. I absolutely love To Kill a Mockingbird and am excited to see what Go Set a Watchman has in store!
An historic literary event: the publication of a newly discovered novel, the earliest known work from Harper Lee, the beloved, bestselling author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning classic, To Kill a Mockingbird.
Originally written in the mid-1950s, Go Set a Watchman was the novel Harper Lee first submitted to her publishers before To Kill a Mockingbird. Assumed to have been lost, the manuscript was discovered in late 2014.
Go Set a Watchman features many of the characters from To Kill a Mockingbird some twenty years later. Returning home to Maycomb to visit her father, Jean Louise Finch—Scout—struggles with issues both personal and political, involving Atticus, society, and the small Alabama town that shaped her.
Exploring how the characters from To Kill a Mockingbird are adjusting to the turbulent events transforming mid-1950s America, Go Set a Watchman casts a fascinating new light on Harper Lee’s enduring classic. Moving, funny and compelling, it stands as a magnificent novel in its own right.