Monday, January 2, 2017

It's Monday! What are you reading? - Go Set a Watchman


Title: Go Set a Watchman
Author: Harper Lee
Publication Date: July 14, 2015

Synopsis: Maycomb, Alabama. Twenty-six-year-old Jean Louise Finch--"Scout"--returns home from New York City to visit her aging father, Atticus. Set against the backdrop of the civil rights tensions and political turmoil that were transforming the South, Jean Louise's homecoming turns bittersweet when she learns disturbing truths about her close-knit family, the town and the people dearest to her. Memories from her childhood flood back, and her values and assumptions are thrown into doubt.

Review: SPOILERS
I'm only a few chapters into the book but so far no complaints. Scout comes home for two weeks every year and this year she comes home to find her father isn't doing too well. Atticus describes himself as having gone from being a big man to a medium sized man. It is a bit disheartening to picture him as such, but he is in his seventies and has suffered the loss of a child. That will age any parent.  I'm interested in seeing where the story goes and how it ties back into To Kill a Mockingbird. I want to see what the editors saw and made them say, go with the story of Scout as a child instead of this story of her as an adult.

What are you reading?

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