This summer has proven that if we love anything, it`s a good sequel. Looks like the same holds true for books.
Harper Lee wrote the Pulitzer Prize winning literary classic To Kill a Mockingbird back in 1960; it`s sold more than 40 million copies since. Because it focuses on America`s racial issues of the time, it still remains relevant today.
It was the only book she published for half a century. Guess Lee lived by the motto 'Quit while you`re ahead.'
But earlier this year, after a lifetime of saying she would never publish another novel, Lee released a statement via her attorney confirming her second book titled Go Set a Watchman.
The story is a sequel to Lee`s most famous work even though it was actually written before To Kill a Mockingbird.
The book follows an adult Scout Finch from New York to Alabama as she travels to visit her father 20 years after the events of To Kill a Mockingbird. But the release is coming with controversy as some have called into question the timing, citing the death of Lee`s sister and primary caregiver and the announcement of the release just two months later.
Either way, it looks like Harper's still got it. The new title is the most pre-ordered print title on Amazon since the last book in the Harry Potter series.
If you`re interested in seeing what Scout`s been up to you`ll get a chance to grab a copy Tuesday, July 14th.