Harper Lee to publish sequel to “To Kill a Mockingbird”

Hmmmmm.

The beloved author will publish her second novel this summer. “Go Set a Watchman” was written more than 50 years ago — before her Pulitzer Prize-winning classic, “To Kill a Mockingbird” — but it was never published.

In a statement released this morning, the 88-year-old author said that “Go Set a Watchman” features “Scout as an adult woman and I thought it a pretty decent effort. My editor, who was taken by the flashbacks to Scout’s childhood, persuaded me to write a novel from the point of view of the young Scout. I was a first-time writer, so I did as I was told. 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.”

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  1. Let me understand this. The sequel was written first, which then inspired the prequel. Now, after all these years, we get to read the book that inspired the book we all love.

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