After years of resistance to digital mediums, Harper Lee relented and released her classic novel “To Kill a Mockingbird” in e-book and digital audiobook formats last summer. Harper lee’s new novel “Go Set a Watchman,” is set for a July 14 release. Lee says she is still loves dusty books and libraries. Some in Lee’s hometown of Monroeville had questioned whether the 88-year-old was able to give consent to the publication. Alabama officials on Monday closed a brief elder-abuse investigation of Pulitzer-Prize winning author Harper Lee — and found no wrongdoing — following the surprise announcement earlier this year that a sequel to her classic novel “To Kill a Mockingbird” will soon hit bookstores.
Harper Lee first submitted Go Set a Watchman to her publishers before To Kill a Mockingbird. Assumed to have been lost, the manuscript was discovered in late 2014.
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.