WOW! You just know book clubbers from all around have been discussing this momentous piece of writing since the book published in July! Famous, award winning author, Harper Lee's (first name Nelle), lastest release, Go Set a Watchman, is a must read!
It's the Pearl Public Library's Chapter 1 Book Club pick for their Thurs. Oct. 8 meeting at 6 p.m.
Until this year, Lee, 89, had only published one book, To Kill A Mockingbird, which was published in 1960. A classic, the book addresses issues of racial injustice, destruction of innocence, class, courage, compassion and gender roles. It was automatically a tremendous success garnering the Pulitzer Prize in 1961.
Go Set a Watchman is actually an earlier work of Lee's which was written in the 1950s, before To Kill A Mockingbird. It depicts the later lives of some of the characters from Lee's famous best seller.
Lee was born April 28, 1926, in Monroeville, AL. She later moved to New York to pursue a literary career. She lived there many years before moving back to Alabama to live with her sister Alice, who, by the way, retired from law at 100 years old (Alice died Nov. 17, 2014. She was 103). Never a fan of celebrity or media attention, Harper Lee remained tight lipped to any reporter wanting an interview. But, in 2001, that all changed. The sisters let Marja Mills, a Chicago Tribune journalist, get up close and personal. The result: Marja Mills' The Mockingbird Next Door: Life With Harper Lee which was published last year.
Don't miss out on a great book discussion.You don't have to be a member, and you don't have to join either. You certainly don't need a reservation, and there are always light refreshments and door prizes.
We'll see you there!