Harper Lee’s second novel will be published

This video from the USA says about itself:

Northern Mockingbird singing and singing and singing and occasionally leaping up out of frame for a brief flight display. He does a lot of Great-tailed Grackle calls, some Cardinal and Cactus Wren. He does a bit of car alarm at 2:50, and he does an AMAZING “Mourning Dove taking off” imitation at 10:21. How many bird calls can you recognize him “mocking”?

The northern mockingbird is the bird in the title of Harper Lee‘s famous anti-racist novel To Kill A Mockingbird.

In this famous book, Harper Lee wrote:

Mockingbirds don’t do one thing but make music for us to enjoy.

They don’t eat up people’s gardens, don’t nest in corncribs, they don’t do one thing but sing their hearts out for us.

That’s why it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.

From Vox.com in the USA:

Harper Lee, author of ‘To Kill a Mockingbird,’ will publish her second novel in July

Updated by Kelsey McKinney on February 3, 2015, 10:46 a.m. ET

Harper Lee, the author of the 1960 classic To Kill a Mockingbird, announced on Tuesday that she will release a second novel this summer.

88-year-old Lee, who is notoriously private and does not give many interviews, has not been working on an entirely new novel. Instead, she will release a previously  unpublished work completed before To Kill a Mockingbird titled Go Set a WatchmanAccording to the AP, this is a novel that Lee started in the 1950s, set aside, and has since returned to and finished.

Lee said in a statement to her publisher Harper that the novel is a kind of prequel to Scout’s story, and that the manuscript had been previously misplaced.

“In the mid-1950s, I completed a novel called `Go Set a Watchman,’ It features the character known as Scout as an adult woman, and I thought it a pretty decent effort. My editor, who was taken by the flashbacks to Scout’s childhood, persuaded me to write a novel (what became `To Kill a Mockingbird‘) from the point of view of the young Scout.

“I was a first-time writer, so I did as I was told. I hadn’t realized it (the original book) had survived, so was surprised and delighted when my dear friend and lawyer Tonja Carter discovered it. After much thought and hesitation, I shared it with a handful of people I trust and was pleased to hear that they considered it worthy of publication. I am humbled and amazed that this will now be published after all these years.”

Go Set a Watchman will be released on July 14.

See also here.

HARPER LEE TO RELEASE ‘MOCKINGBIRD’ SEQUEL “Now, at age 88, Ms. Lee has revealed that she wrote another novel after all — a sequel of sorts to ‘To Kill a Mockingbird,’ featuring an aging Atticus Finch and his grown daughter, Scout. On Tuesday, Ms. Lee’s publisher announced its plans to release that novel, recently rediscovered, which Ms. Lee completed in the mid-1950s, before she wrote ‘To Kill A Mockingbird.’ The 304-page book, ‘Go Set a Watchman,’ takes place 20 years later in the same fictional town.” [NYT]

A sequel to ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ from Harper Lee will be released this summer: here.

Harper Lee seemed in high spirits after receiving one of the first copies of her highly anticipated “To Kill A Mockingbird” sequel.

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