Harper Lee’s highly anticipated second novel, Go Set a Watchman, will be released Tues. July 14. It has been suggested that Go Set a Watchman was written before Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning 1960 novel, To Kill A Mockingbird. Details have emerged that Lee’s publisher, asked her to rewrite “Watchman” to focus on the perspective of Scout as a child. “Watchman” focuses on Scout as an adult and her relationship with her father, Atticus Finch. Much attention and controversy surrounding the new novel, stems from the portrayal of the beloved character, Atticus Finch.
Natasha Trethewey’s recent article in the Washington Post eloquently explores issues that emerge in the new novel.
The library has ordered copies of Go Set A Watchman and will have these available for checkout very soon.
In the meantime, The Guardian has released the first chapter of the novel which you can read online.