Waiting on Wednesday: Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee

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Waiting on Wednesday is the popular meme to highlight upcoming releases that we are excited about. It was created and is run at the Breaking the Spine.

go set a watchmanGo Set a Watchman by Harper Lee

Expected publication: July 14th 2015 by Harper

Originally written in the mid-1950s, Go Set a Watchman was the novel Harper Lee first submitted to her publishers before To Kill a Mockingbird. Assumed to have been lost, the manuscript was discovered in late 2014.

Go Set a Watchman features many of the characters from To Kill a Mockingbird some twenty years later. Returning home to Maycomb to visit her father, Jean Louise Finch—Scout—struggles with issues both personal and political, involving Atticus, society, and the small Alabama town that shaped her.

Exploring how the characters from To Kill a Mockingbird are adjusting to the turbulent events transforming mid-1950s America, Go Set a Watchman casts a fascinating new light on Harper Lee’s enduring classic. Moving, funny and compelling, it stands as a magnificent novel in its own right.

Who is not excited for this book? For a classic that was always assumed to be a standalone, it is certainly an exciting find and release. The controversy regarding this book is confusing and is not fantastic, but I still think I will read this and be excited for it.

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What do you think?

  • christine says:

    This looks so interesting. Reesd to kill a mockingbird.
    My Waiting on Wednesday

  • Joana says:

    I’m intrigued just because it was lost for like 60 years? So weird. Hope you like it!

    Joana @ The Boundless Book List

    • Michelle Michelle says:

      Yeah, there’s definitely some strange events regarding this book. I really hope that Harper Lee isn’t being completely taken advantage of…

  • Krystianna says:

    Great pick. I’m looking forward to this one too. I adore your blog design!
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

    • Michelle Michelle says:

      Thank you! Hazel at Stay Bookish designed it! She was amazing to work with and has really built out her portfolio since then. I’d definitely recommend her!

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