Harper Lee is publishing her second book, Go Set a Watchman, almost fifty-five years after she published her critically acclaimed novel To Kill a Mockingbird, and I must admit I’m rather excited. Lee is now eighty-eight and is releasing her new novel in July. It’s supposed to feature an adult Scout with flashbacks to her childhood. Apparently Lee had written it before To Kill a Mockingbird, but her editor at the time was fascinated by the flashbacks to Scout’s childhood and encourage Lee to write from that perspective.
Lee won the Pulitzer Prize for To Kill a Mockingbird, could she go two for two?
To be honest, I think I’m excited because I remember having a conversation with the librarians at work (I work at a library) about To Kill a Mockingbird and how that was Harper Lee’s one and only novel and how they were sad about it, but now I get to go into work today and tell them all the good news (assuming they don’t already know).