Go Set a Watchman

By Harper Lee
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 painful yet necessary transition out of the illusions of the past—a journey that can only be guided by one’s own conscience. Written in the mid-1950s, Go Set a Watchman imparts a fuller, richer under- standing 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.


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-Go Set a Watchman is such an important book, perhaps the most important novel on race to come out of the white South in decades...--New York Times Opinion Pages: Taking Note
"Go Set a Watchman" is such an important book, perhaps the most important novel on race to come out of the white South in decades --"New York Times" Opinion Pages: Taking Note"
Don t let Go Set a Watchman change the way you think about Atticus Finch the hard truth is that a man such as Atticus, born barely a decade after Reconstruction to a family of Southern gentry, would have had a complicated and tortuous history with race. --"Los Angeles Times""
The success of "Go Set a Watchman.".. lies both in its depiction of Jean Louise reckoning with her father s beliefs, and in the manner by which it integrates those beliefs into the Atticus we know. --"Time""



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Publisher Harper Perennial
Publish date 05/03/2016
Pages 288
ISBN-13 9780062409867
ISBN-10 0062409867
Language English

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