Harper Lee has released a new book

Harper Lee (1926-) wrote the classic To Kill a Mockingbird (1960). She is especially worth highlighting this autumn, on the occasion of her second novel being published, Go Set a Watchman (2015). It was written before To Kill a Mockingbird, but has not been published previously because it was believed to be missing. Here you can read a Press Release for the book.

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Go Set a Watchman is set in about 20 years later than To Kill a Mockingbird. It is a sequel or a follow-up although it is written before To Kill a Mockingbird.

The main character Scout returns as an adult woman to her hometown, with all the emotions and thoughts that it brings on. She ends up in some personal and political discussions with her father in her quest to understand his view of society. Here you can listen to the book.

For those of you who have not already read To Kill a Mockingbird is, we can really recommend it. It is one of the last century’s greatest novels and contributes to social tolerance. It’ s a book on racial tensions in the American South in the middle of 1900’s. To Kill a Mockingbird has also been filmed.

In parentheses it could be fun to know that Harper Lee was a childhood friend of the author Truman Capote who wrote the novel Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1958) and the true crime In Cold Blood (1966).

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