Harper Lee releases new novel

Laura Testino

“Go Set a Watchman,” Harper Lee’s sequel to her award-winning classic “To Kill a Mockingbird,” was released last Tuesday, July 14. The book, published 55 years after its creation in 1960, focuses on the same characters, but occurs 20 years after the Depression-era, in the 1950s. According to a book review published in the New York Times, Jean-Louise — known in Lee’s previous novel as “Scout” — faces new coming-of-age challenges of her own, and is accompanied by characters both familiar to those in “To Kill a Mockingbird” and not: some characters have disappeared, some have arrived and others have reappeared with different traits in tow. Readers can purchase Lee’s newest novel — originally written before its counterpart — at a variety of book stores, both in store and online. It is a product of HarperCollins Publishers.

Compiled by Laura Testino