Harper Lee’s new book, Go Set A Watchman, has been the talk of the publishing world since it was announced that the sequel to To Kill a Mockingbird would be released this summer. It is already a best seller, even without a cover. This morning, Lee’s publisher, Harper Collins, revealed the art for the cover.
Go Set a Watchman was written before To Kill a Mockingbird but lost for 55 years. The new novel features the same characters as the classic Mockingbird, but in a different time period. Scout is grown up and living in New York. The novel centers around a visit home and her interactions with a now-aged Atticus Finch in Alabama. A press release issued by publisher Harper, reveals that “Scout (Jean Louise Finch) has returned to Maycomb from New York to visit her father, Atticus. She is forced to grapple with issues both personal and political as she tries to understand her father’s attitude toward society, and her own feelings about the place where she was born and spent her childhood.”