go set a watchman

The death of Harper Lee was very sad for those of us who grew up with and who love To Kill A Mockingbird.
The child narrator taught readers to question their stubborn ideals.
"Love’s the only thing in this world that is unequivocal."
The "To Kill a Mockingbird" author died on Feb. 19. Here are some of the great lines she left behind.
The author of the seminal work on race relations in the South died in her hometown of Monroeville, Alabama.
Mimi's son Frank is an eccentric child, obsessed with old Hollywood and dedicated to extreme fashion. How did you come to
Shields became insanely curious about Harper Lee during the 17 years he spent teaching To Kill A Mockingbird to high school freshmen. This is where his curiosity led.
Do you love your favorite bookworm enough to spring for this costly edition?
Right now, those who hate Atticus Finch don't hate him because he's racist. They dislike him because he's imperfect and because he signals to them and us, mirror-wise, that we are imperfect too. Where is our false perfected idol gone?
It's hard to say who has been more disappointed, liberals with Barack Obama, or Harper Lee fans with the portrayal of Atticus Finch in "Go Set A Watchman," the sequel to "To Kill A Mockingbird." Yet the real Obama and the fictitious Finch are not so different, as we have recently learned.
Talking about race isn't easy. It's personal, it's political, it's visceral. That these were two of the most hotly anticipated and talked-about books of the year only underscores the power of literature to provide a window into this most difficult of subjects. Here are twelve books that have changed the way we talk about race in America.
I really perked up when the conversation turned to the notion of likability. Who says we have to like a character? Yet Franzen claims that "the safest thing" in writing fiction is not caring what the reader wants, in the sense of realizing, "Not everyone will like this guy."
As all the world knows by now, the characterization of Atticus has been damaged, if not destroyed, by the revelation in Ms. Lee's newly published novel, Go Set a Watchman.