Listen to Reese Witherspoon read the first chapter of Harper Lee's Go Set a Watchman

Posted by Ben Landau July  14, 2015

 

It's the moment book lovers have been waiting for six months (or 55 years, depending on how you do the math): the follow up to Harper Lee's iconic, Pullitzer Prize-winning novel To Kill a Mockingbird. Originally written in the mid-1950s, Go Set a Watchman--available now at Kobo.com--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 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.

Click here to listen to Reese Witherspoon read the first chapter

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.

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