Harper Lee’s second novel already breaking sales records

National Post

The sequel to Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize winning classic To Kill a Mockingbird, has now become the most pre-ordered book in HarperCollins’ history. The CEO of HarperCollins, Robert Thomson has declined to reveal a sales forecast saying, “it’s inappropriate, but it’s going to be a big book.”

gosetawatchmanThe novel, Go Set a Watchmen, will be published in July 2015, over 50 years after To Kill a Mockingbird’s initial release. Set in the 1950s nearly twenty years after Scout’s childhood adventures, the new book features most of the characters from the original. Go Set a Watchman will chronicle Scout’s return to Maycomb to visit her father where she tries to reconcile her feelings about her father and her hometown.

Shortly after To Kill a Mockingbird was published in 1960, Harper Lee began writing the sequel and set it aside. The original manuscript had been assumed to be lost until the…

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