“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
A landmark novel by Harper Lee, set two decades after her beloved Pulitzer Prize–winning masterpiece, To Kill a Mockingbird.
Twenty-six-year-old Jean Louise Finch—“Scout”—returns home to Maycomb, Alabama 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 understanding and appreciation of the late 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.
Harper Lee was born in 1926 in Monroeville, Alabama. She is the author of the acclaimed To Kill a Mockingbird and Go Set a Watchman, which became a phenomenal #1 New York Times bestseller when it was published in July 2015. Ms. Lee received the Pulitzer Prize, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and numerous other literary awards and honors. She died on February 19, 2016.
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Go Set a Watchman is one of the greatest books I've had ever read. The author is Harper Lee and you may know her from a previous book you might have read which is To kill a Mockingbird. Before you read this book you should go read To Kill a Mockingbird. Go Set a Watchman is about how Scout is now older and she's moved away from home and then she decides to go visit her hometown Maycomb where her dad still lives. It is set in the backdrop of one of the most monumental changes in American society, as we see increasing civil rights tension and an end to segregation. As Scout adjust to fast- changing society, her perspective of the people around her like her family, friends and neighbors are change, and Scout has to learn to adapt to the new discoveries and deal will her disappointment. She didn't think that think that things would change as much but she was wrong. She knew she couldn't fix it either because it's not how it was when she left for New York. Go Set a Watchman is a book I will always remember just from how the story is told. The book is so fascinating and will leave you on the edge of your seat because it did with me. This is a really amazing book and I recommend it to anyone but before you read it I recommend reading the first one to get a better understanding of what's happening. It is so detailed and took time during real events that happened in our time period. We I got started on the book I couldn't put it down because the first book was amazing enough and this one was even more exhilarating and it's one of my favorite books if you ever have the chance to read it go for it because you'll instantly get hooked.
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