Bibliophiles are understandably going a bit nuts today as publisher HarperCollins announced that a new novel by Harper Lee — Go Set a Watchman — is to be published on July 14. Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird is largely considered to be one of the best novels ever written. But until today it was expected to be the only work we'd ever read from Lee, who doesn't do interviews and hasn't published anything else since Mockingbird's release in 1960.
And if you're wondering what all the fuss is about (and somehow managed to avoid reading this one as a kid in school) or just want to snag a digital copy, you can pick up To Kill A Mockingbird from Google Play on sale for just $3.99.
Go Set a Watchman is set during the mid-1950s and features many of the characters from To Kill a Mockingbird some twenty years later. Scout (Jean Louise Finch) has returned to Maycomb from New York to visit her father, Atticus. She is forced to grapple with issues both personal and political as she tries to understand her father's attitude toward society, and her own feelings about the place where she was born and spent her childhood.
After To Kill a Mockingbird was published by J. B. Lippincott in 1960, Harper Lee set aside Go Set a Watchman and never returned to it. The original manuscript of the novel was considered to have been lost until fall 2014, when Tonja Carter discovered it in a secure location where it had been affixed to an original typescript of To Kill a Mockingbird.