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The publishing world is buzzing with the news that Harper Lee, author of the seminal classic ---and award-winning --- TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, will be publishing its sequel after more than 50 years. The “new” book, GO SET A WATCHMAN, takes place in Maycomb, AL, 20 years after the events of MOCKINGBIRD, and has Scout returning to visit her father, the unforgettable Atticus Finch. It’s set to be published in July of this year. What interested me most is that this book was written in the 1950s before Harper Lee (funny how I always say her full name, while with some authors I reference their first or last names) wrote TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, which means it was written from a point of view that precedes the Civil Rights marches and legislation changes in the ‘60s. For that reason alone, I look forward to reading it. TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD remains a famously good book group selection; many of you wrote to share that you had re-read it at the 50th anniversary of its publication in 2010. Wondering if will you be re-reading it with your group? Or on your own? We do have a guide for it, which you can find here. It’s one book where the characters and plot are so vivid to me. All books are not like that!