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Reply Tue 3 Feb, 2015 10:29 am
Harper Lee, Author of ‘To Kill a Mockingbird,’ Is to Publish a Second Novel
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/04/books/harper-lee-author-of-to-kill-a-mockingbird-is-to-publish-a-new-novel.html?emc=edit_na_20150203&nlid=56311786&_r=0

 
dlowan
 
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Reply Tue 3 Feb, 2015 02:28 pm
@tsarstepan,
Woot!
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Tue 3 Feb, 2015 03:47 pm
This is major news.
roger
 
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Reply Tue 3 Feb, 2015 03:57 pm
@edgarblythe,
I bet we start hearing rumors it was ghosted by Truman Capote.
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Tue 3 Feb, 2015 04:04 pm
@roger,
Or Jack Kerouac.
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Tue 3 Feb, 2015 04:59 pm
@tsarstepan,
Actually, it's a first novel that she will be publishing.

To Kill a Mockingbird was her second novel.

Just heard a great radio feature about this.
larryglz
 
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Reply Tue 3 Feb, 2015 05:13 pm
@ehBeth,
Can't wait, I loved reading "To Kill a Mockingbird", great book.
ehBeth
 
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Reply Tue 3 Feb, 2015 05:35 pm
@larryglz,
What I think is amazing is that it is being published as written. No changes.
roger
 
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Reply Tue 3 Feb, 2015 05:39 pm
@ehBeth,
This is her first novel and Kill a Mockingbird was the second. I'm not quite understanding this.
ehBeth
 
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Reply Tue 3 Feb, 2015 05:49 pm
@roger,
Quote:
The recently rediscovered book, “Go Set a Watchman,” was completed in the mid-1950s, in the midst of the civil rights movement. It takes place 20 years after “To Kill a Mockingbird.”

Though it’s effectively a sequel, Ms. Lee actually wrote “Go Set a Watchman” first.

The 304-page novel takes place in the same fictional town, Maycomb, Ala., and unfolds as Scout Finch, the feisty child heroine of “To Kill a Mockingbird,” returns to visit her father, Atticus.

Ms. Lee said in a statement released by her publisher that her editor at the time was taken with Scout’s childhood flashbacks, and told her to write a different novel from Scout’s perspective.

“I was a first-time writer, so I did as I was told,” Ms. Lee, 88, a native of Monroeville, Ala., said in the statement.
roger
 
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Reply Tue 3 Feb, 2015 05:56 pm
@ehBeth,
But still, wouldn't this one be her third; not her first?
ehBeth
 
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Reply Tue 3 Feb, 2015 06:27 pm
@roger,
The one about to be published is the first one she wrote.

The second one she wrote was the first one published.
roger
 
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Reply Tue 3 Feb, 2015 06:42 pm
@ehBeth,
Thank you for something I can understand.
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Lustig Andrei
 
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Reply Tue 3 Feb, 2015 07:10 pm
This is very exciting news.
ehBeth
 
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Reply Tue 3 Feb, 2015 07:39 pm
@Lustig Andrei,
2 million copies are being printed

I think 6000 copies were in the first edition printing of To Kill a Mockingbird

darn tooting it's exciting!
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Tue 3 Feb, 2015 08:50 pm
@ehBeth,
Me too, I really like that. This is one "new" book I'm going to read.
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Tue 3 Feb, 2015 08:52 pm
@roger,
I read that the publisher wanted her to change it to the child's eye view and that for many years she figured the first effort was lost. (That might have been in the Guardian, no link).
ossobuco
 
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Reply Tue 3 Feb, 2015 08:57 pm
@ossobuco,
This isn't the article I'd read, wherever that was, but also interesting..

http://www.theguardian.com/books/2015/feb/03/harper-lee-new-novel-to-kill-a-mockingbird
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firefly
 
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Reply Sun 8 Feb, 2015 07:16 pm
@tsarstepan,
I'm looking forward to reading it.
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