Friday, February 06, 2015

Thursday, February 05, 2015

Harper Lee

When I first read that Harper Lee, author of To Kill a Mockingbird, was about to publish another novel about Scout and Atticus Finch, it sounded wonderful. As the news stories have it, the book, called Go Set a Watchman, was written before To Kill a Mockingbird but takes place 20 years after the events in the Pulitzer Prize winning novel.

And as the news stories have it, the 88-year-old author's comment on the new publication (due out in July) was:
I hadn't realized it had survived, so was surprised and delighted when my dear friend and lawyer Tonja Carter discovered it. After much thought and hesitation I shared it with a handful of people I trust and was pleased to hear that they considered it worthy of publication. I am humbled and amazed that this will now be published after all these years.
But there are concerns that something else is going on here.

The Christian Science Monitor has more information here.