More Details for Harper Lee’s “Go Set A Watchman” Released

Including the cover, official synopsis, release date, and preorder.

The literary world got a very unexpected gift earlier this year when it was announced that Harper Lee‘s previously-thought-to-be-lost sequel to her 1960 Pulitzer Prize–winning classic To Kill A Mockingbird would be published this year—nearly six decades after it was originally written. Now, its publisher, HarperCollins, has revealed the novel’s cover, release date, and synopsis.

Watchman‘s jacket design complements its original’s cover, featuring the same tree, not in the bloom of spring, as Mockingbird‘s, but in the waning days of fall or winter.

harperlee-gosetawatchmanFrom the publisher:

Go Set a Watchman features many of the characters from To Kill a Mockingbird some twenty years later. Returning home to Maycomb to visit her father, Jean Louise Finch—Scout—struggles with issues both personal and political, involving Atticus, society, and the small Alabama town that shaped her.

Exploring how the characters from To Kill a Mockingbird are adjusting to the turbulent events transforming mid-1950s America, Go Set a Watchman casts a fascinating new light on Harper Lee’s enduring classic. Moving, funny and compelling, it stands as a magnificent novel in its own right.


Go Set A Watchman will be 288 pages long, and released July 14.

For more information, including preorder details, visit HarperCollins.

(via The Los Angeles Times)


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