Yes, it is true. I was amazed to learn that the sequel that Harper Lee wrote was actually the first book she had written. Her agent recommended she write a backstory to Scout, and that is how we got the wonderful “To Kill a Mockingbird”.
Harper said she had long believed her first story had been destroyed long ago, and never really gave it another thought. She was recently made aware by her lawyer that she found her first book. Ms. Harper has had a select few friends and family members read it, and they told her that she does indeed need to publish this book.
This new story is called “To Set a Watchman”, and revolves around Scout returning to Maycomb, Alabama to see her father, lawyer Atticus Finch.
I don’t know about you, but I will certainly stand in a line to get this book when it is released in July, if it is necessary.
What do you think about this long missing book?
You can read the news release on CNN here: http://www.cnn.com/2015/02/03/living/feat-harper-lee-new-book/