What’s Hot: Nelle Harper Lee

Written by Melissa 13 Jul, 2015


Nelle Harper Lee’s “New” Book: Go Set a Watchman.

go set a watchmanI haven’t seen this much anticipation for a book since the last Harry Potter novel came out. Calls are pouring in for reservations, and have been since the novel was announced.

It’s a story as intriguing as its illusive author and her unique characters. Apparently this manuscript was written prior to “To Kill a Mockingbird,” submitted and rejected for publication. The manuscript was then lost for 60 years before being unearthed by Lee’s lawyer.

It is being published as originally written with no revisions. There is some controversy over Lee’s position on publication, since she vowed not to publish another novel in her lifetime, and she is in an assisted living situation  following a stroke.

It doesn’t make sense to me that anyone would rush to publication against her will. It’s been less than a year since the manuscript was discovered.

The more I read about “Go Set a Watchman,” the more I want to read it. I have my copy reserved for 7/14/15.

What about you? Are you a fan of “To Kill a Mockingbird?” Are you planning to read “Go Set a Watchman?”

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2 Responses to “What’s Hot: Nelle Harper Lee

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  1. I’m looking forward to reading this, but I understand from early reviews that in this book, Atticus Finch, who is modeled after Lee’s father, is a segregationist. Of course this book is set prior to To Kill a Mockingbird, and like Atticus, Lee’s father was a segregationist early on. He later changed his position.

    • I’m a bit concerned about how I will feel after reading this. Atticus Finch is my ultimate dream guy. I hate to read anything that soils that for me. I guess I can see how segregation may have seemed like a good idea, if you couldn’t imagine people getting along together. And if you were raised in the South of the early 19th century, that may have seemed reasonable. Of course it would never work. But maybe Atticus felt it was the only answer at that timultuous time.

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