Library preps for “Go Set A Watchman” Release

This book cover released by Harper shows "Go Set A Watchman," a follow-up to Harper Lee's "To Kill A Mockingbird." The book will be released on July 14. (AP Photo/Harper)

HARRISBURG, Pa., (WHTM/AP) The Dauphin County Library System is preparing for the release of the highly anticipated second Harper Lee novel “Go Set A Watchman” Tuesday.

Since publishers announced the release, library officials said more people have borrowing “To Kill A Mockingbird” to refresh their memory of the book before they read the its sequel.

The library will have audio, print and online copies of the book.

“Go Set a Watchman” is set in the 1950s, 20 years after Lee’s celebrated “To Kill a Mockingbird.” It finds Atticus hostile to the growing civil rights movement. In one particularly dramatic encounter with his now-adult daughter, Scout, the Alabama lawyer who famously defended a black man in “Mockingbird” condemns the NAACP as opportunists and troublemakers and labels blacks as too “backward” to “share fully in the responsibilities of citizenship.”

“Watchman” was written before “Mockingbird” and is only Lee’s second book.




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