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Book Author Harper Lee

Monday, March 2, 2015

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Hi friends, do you remember reading the book To Kill a Mockingbird by author Harper Lee? Well the book was published in 1960 and she won a Pulitzer Prize.  It was announced recently that the publication of a second novel Go Set a Watchman is set for this summer.

In the announcement from her publisher Harper Collins, Lee says that the sequel was written in the mid-1950s and put aside after To Kill a Mockingbird was published in 1960.

Lee said that she had forgotten about the story and discovered the lost manuscript.  After much thought and hesitation she shared it with a handful of people that she trusted and was pleased to hear that they considered it worthy of publication.  



The book is set 20 years after To Kill a Mockingbird with an adult Scout visiting her father Atticus Finch in Macomb, Alabama.

I found this information in the newspaper recently and found it to be an interesting article and I just wanted to share it with you.  

You can also pre order this book from Barnes & Noble.


I will be sharing this book at Book Musing Monday at Mary-andering Creatively.
I will be sharing this at Read with Me at Mama Mummy Mum.
I will be sharing this with the Book Nook at Create With Joy.

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Thanks everyone and Enjoy!

Julie


  

38 comments:

  1. I had it read in university - I think it was obligatory reading but I would have read it obligatory or not :)
    Thank you for the heads-up!

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  2. To Kill A Mockingbird is one of my favorites! I am eagerly awaiting the release of Go Set A Watchman. :)

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  3. I'm anxious to read it too. What an amazing writer she is! Enjoy your day sweet friend. Hugs, Diane

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  4. How exciting! I loved reading To Kill a Mockingbird. Thanks for the info, Julie :-)

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  5. I heard about this too. It is on my must read list for sure!

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  6. I read it at University studying American Literature. I will order it and definitely read it.AriadnefromGreece!

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  7. I just read it for our book club which was quite timely!! I loved it and can't wait for the new one!

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  8. I read about this the other day, I have to admit I have never read To Kill a Mockingbird, something I should rectify!! thanks for sharing with #readwithme x

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  9. Lots of controversy about this 'new' book. I'm not sure how I feel about it all.

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  10. Julie, I did a blog post a while back on this book. I really look forward to reading it. Ms Lee is the most famous author in our state and a treasure!!

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  11. I haven't read To Kill A Mocking bird, but I will be interested to hear reviews of the new one and perhaps I will then read both! xx

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  12. I am really anxious o read this book, Julie. I just loved To Kill A Mockingbird and have read it twice-maybe three times. If she wrote it about the same time she wrote that it should read about the same way. I am excited for it to come out xo Diana

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  13. I was reading about that Julie! I bet it's going to be good!
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  14. I'm looking forward to reading this. I'm hoping it doesn't disappoint. To Kill a Mockingbird is such a powerful novel, it will be interesting to discover more about her characters.
    I'm visiting via the March Blog Hob Nob. It's always nice to find a new blog to read.

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  15. I didn't read the book, but saw the movie on TV To kill a Mockingbird with Gregory Peck and it was an awesome movie and yes, powerful too! What a movie! I bet the book you share must be so interesting, I am so curious.
    Have a sweet week dear Julie.
    FABBY

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  16. I am actually just reading To Kill a Mockingbird now. I have never read it. I had heard about this new novel and actually ordered both books last week. I think it is awesome that she rediscovered the manuscript and is having it published. Have a wonderful week!

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  17. I read this book in high school and did an english essay on it. I can't wait to read this new book. Thanks for sharing this information

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  18. My son just read To Kill A Mockingbird in high school. I need to re-read it before I read the new one.

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  19. Yes, I heard about this, too. It was quite a surprise after all this time to see another book by her. It will be hard to top To Kill A Mockingbird, hope it's good.

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  20. I read the first book in high school but its been so long i should probably go back and reread it. I know many people are excited about her new book. Should be a good one.
    xx Beca

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  21. Can you believe that my newest granddaughter is named Harper Lee? My son and DIL had no idea about the author and really I had forgotten myself, even though I'd read the book so long ago.

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  22. I am almost ashamed to say this, but..... I have not read "To Kill A Mockingbird." This is something I am going to change since there is a lot of talk about this new book and my interest is quite piqued :)

    Thanks so much for sharing, Julie. Hugs to you!

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  23. I am so very excited about this new publication of Lee's!

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  24. I am excited about this new book too. Can't wait til it comes out. Thanks for shairng on Literacy Musing Mondays.

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  25. I hope to read it as I loved To Kill a Mockingbird.

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  26. I'm not familiar with this author or her first book but I would be keen to reach out for it. Thank you for sharing this find! xx

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  27. Thanks for sharing this information Julie! I'll definitely have to keep an eye out for it. "To Kill a Mockingbird" was required reading when I was in high school ;)
    Wendy

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  28. I'm looking forward to reading this when it comes out, I read To Kill a Mocking Bird years ago and view it as one of the best fictional books I have ever read.

    Diana

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  29. I'm looking forward to reading this, that first one is one of my favorites.

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  30. I heard about this recently Julie, and I can't wait to read it!

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  31. I'm going to reread it with my daughter.

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  32. I've never read To Kill a Mocking bird. Might see if I can find it at the library.

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  33. I dearly loved TKAM and didn't know about the sequel. Thanks for adding your post to Foodie Friday and EE!

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  34. I have never read To Kill a Mocking Bird but thank you for sharing this weeks Friday Feature. Have a great weekend, Karren

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  35. I didn't know that she was releasing a sequel! I will be definitely getting this, and re-reading To kill a mockingbird whilst I'm at it!

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  36. This has to be one of my fav books of all time! I'm so excited for her new book!

    Thanks for joining the Link Up this week!

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  37. Thanks for sharing on Show Off Friday -Have a great week!

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  38. How interesting! I have never heard of the sequel. Thank you for sharing this on the Art of Home-Making Mondays Julie. I hope your week is going well ;) Happy reading!

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