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‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ Sequel Being Released

Book publisher Harper Collins plans to release the sequel to the classic “To Kill a Mockingbird” on Tuesday, July 14. Patrons at one Houston bookstore are excited about the book.


Go Set a Watchman, by Harper Lee, Hardcover, 278 pages

For more than 50 years, To Kill a Mockingbird, has been viewed as a literary masterpiece about race and social injustice. Harper Collins will now release Go Set A Watchman, by author Harper Lee.

It purportedly recasts Atticus Finch, the main character in To Kill a Mockingbird, as a racist.

Cece Giddings is a regular customer at the Barnes and Noble bookstore on West Gray. She says the new revelation will make Go Set A Watchman an interesting read.

“Obviously, it’s gonna bring poor Atticus to his knees, and it’s also gonna make him real. I can’t wait to read it,” said Giddings.

Another patron Victor Riddle grew up in the South during the time Go Set A Watchman was written. He says it should go down as another classic.

“I think it really will solidify what this American character truly is. And it’s going to make him into a real human being with real frailties, and the same sort of thing that all of us have and need to grow out of,” said Riddle.

The publisher plans an initial printing of two million hardcover copies.

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