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Be Suspicious of the New Harper Lee Novel - Jezebel

It was published over 50 years ago, but it still sells a million copies a year… One of the greatest novels ever, To Kill a Mockingbird is getting a sequel, according to author Harper Lee’s publisher. The book, called Go Set a Watchman will only be her second book. The manuscript was just found and will be published as-is on July 24th. Harper Lee is still alive – she’s 88 and living in a nursing home.

When I first discovered that Harper Lee was still alive, I had read To Kill a Mockingbird nine times—six of those times out loud to my freshman English classes. I love Lee’s sly sense of humor and her use of understatement. I love how each time I read the book…

Harper Lee's 'Go Set a Watchman' Should Not Have Been Published

Harper Lee: I'm Still 'Kicking,' 'Happy as Hell'

When Hemingway's unfinished novel True at First Light was published in 1999, we saw a brooding of editorials and essays about the ethics of publishing it, about what the author might think of the tarnishing caused by a lusterless draft he wouldn’t have let anyone glimpse. Some Hemingway disciples were irked and hurt on behalf of the once heroic craftsman, but that irk and hurt seems somewhat mirthful when you compare it to what crowds of readers are feeling this week on behalf of Harper Lee. Hemingway had been dead nearly four decades when True at First Light appeared—Harper Lee is still alive in Monroeville, Alabama.

When Hemingway's unfinished novel True at First Light was published in 1999, we saw a brooding of editorials and essays about the ethics of publishing it, about what the author might think of the tarnishing caused by a lusterless draft he wouldn’t have let anyone glimpse. Some Hemingway disciples were irked and hurt on behalf of the once heroic craftsman, but that irk and hurt seems somewhat mirthful when you compare it to what crowds of readers are feeling this week on behalf of Harper Lee. Hemingway had been dead nearly four decades when True at First Light appeared—Harper Lee is still alive in Monroeville, Alabama.