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An historic literary event: the publication of a newly discovered novel, the earliest known work from Harper Lee, the beloved, best-selling author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning classic To Kill a Mockingbird.
Originally written in the mid-1950s, Go Set a Watchman was the novel Harper Lee first submitted 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 20 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.
©2015 Harper Lee (P)2015 HarperCollins Publishers
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"All [characters] are portrayed by Witherspoon with perfect pitch and pacing, and the sure hand of a talented actress who is well aware of the region's racially fraught past." (AudioFile)
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5 out of 5 stars
Von Uwe Alschner Am hilfreichsten 02.08.2015

Your friends need you when they're wrong

A great book, published at the right time.
The story of Jean-Louise "coming in" to life as a human being, by painfully discovering how Atticus is not the Godlike superfigure she always thought he was, but deserves love and forgiveness just the same, because it is us who are called upon to stand up what we believe in.
Humanity requires Independence requires Compassion requires Resolve and Dedication!

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3 out of 5 stars
Von jkgoesa Am hilfreichsten 13.11.2017

Interesting

"Go Set a Watchman" is certainly very interesting for anyone who would like to know how novels develop under the hands of the author. This early version is completely different from the well-known "To Kill a Mockingbird". So although it is not at all a great story and fans of the Mockingbird-characters will be highly disappointed with how they turned out in this one, I'm happy to have listened to it. Sometimes it was a struggle to keep myself interested and not just give it up halfway. Maybe this feeling was intensified by Reese Witherspoon not being able to give life to any scene that wasn't romantic.

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