Go Set a Watchman
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Go Set a Watchman

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From Harper Lee comes a landmark new novel set two decades after her beloved Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece, To Kill a Mockingbird. Maycomb, Alabama. Twenty-six-year-old Jean Louise Finch--"Scout"--returns home from New York City to visit her aging father, Atticus. Set against the backdrop of the civil rights tensions and political turmoil that were transforming the South, Jean Louise's homecoming turns bittersweet when she learns disturbing truths about her close-knit family, the town and the people dearest to her. Memories from her childhood flood back, and her values and assumptions are thrown into doubt. Featuring many of the iconic characters from To Kill a Mockingbird, Go Set a Watchman perfectly captures a young woman, and a world, in a painful yet necessary transition out of the illusions of the past--a journey that can be guided only by one's conscience. Written in the mid-1950s, Go Set a Watchman imparts a fuller, richer understanding and appreciation of Harper Lee. Here is an unforgettable novel of wisdom, humanity, passion, humor and effortless precision--a profoundly affecting work of art that is both wonderfully evocative of another era and relevant to our own times. It not only confirms the enduring brilliance of To Kill a Mockingbird, but also serves as its essential companion, adding depth, context and new meaning to an American classic.

Title:Go Set a Watchman
Edition Language:English
ISBN:0062409859
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:278 pages

    Go Set a Watchman Reviews

  • Khanh (the meanie)
    Jul 14, 2015

    “Now think about this. What would happen if all the Negroes in the South were suddenly given full civil rights? I’ll tell you. There’d be another Reconstruction. Would you want your state gover...

  • Diane Barnes
    Feb 03, 2015

    First, let me say that this book IN NO WAY affected my opinion of "To Kill A Mockingbird". If anything, it made me love it more. In my mind, it is even more of a masterpiece from having read it's pred...

  • Chance Lee
    Jul 10, 2015

    The best thing I can say about Go Set a Watchman is that no one will ever accuse it of being written by Truman Capote. For those living in a cave, Go Set a Watchman is a sequel to To Kill a Mockingbir...

  • Stepheny
    Feb 03, 2015

    2015 Goodreads Choice Winner:Best Fiction So, I’m not going to lie. I was pretty excited when I found out that this book was coming out.I was even more excited when it showed up at my house. I know...

  • Darth J
    Jul 14, 2015

    Review: I think this quote really encapsulates both the tone of the book and peoples’ feelings when reading it. The audience and Scout’s nostalgia for what once was is a large part of the experie...

  • Navessa
    Feb 03, 2015

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  • Jessica
    Feb 03, 2015

    Update 2/19/16Rest in peace, Scout: http://gothamist.com/2016/02/19/rip_h...I feel I have to start off by pointing out that this isn’t really a true sequel to To Kill A Mockingbird and you are going...

  • Barry Pierce
    Jul 13, 2015

    (edit: in the original review of this novel I gave it three-stars, after 24-hours of thinking about it I decided to upgrade it to four-stars, thus giving it the same rating that I gave to To Kill A Mo...

  • Roxane
    Jul 15, 2015

    I am going to write a full review I think but oh this is not a novel and it was not ready for public consumption. There is a faint glimmer of plot. There IS something here but it is not coherent. It i...

  • MJ Nicholls
    Feb 04, 2015

    Praise the heavens. Now there’s a second inexplicably overly popular novel that people who barely read two books a year can list as one of their favourite novels on their Goodreads, Facebook, and da...

About Harper Lee

Harper Lee

Harper Lee, known as Nelle, was born in the Alabama town of Monroeville, the youngest of four children of Amasa Coleman Lee and Frances Cunningham Finch Lee. Her father, a former newspaper editor and proprietor, was a lawyer who served on the state legislature from 1926 to 1938. As a child, Lee was a tomboy and a precocious reader, and enjoyed the friendship of her schoolmate and neighbor, the you