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‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ author will publish another novel

Harper Lee's new book will come out this summer.
Harper Lee

"To Kill A Mockingbird" is Harper Lee's only published novel, so far.

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It's like finding buried treasure: "To Kill A Mockingbird" author Harper Lee has dug up a book she wrote in the 1950s but never published and is releasing it this July.

The news comes as a surprise since "To Kill a Mockingbird" is the only book Lee, who is now 88 years old, ever published. She released a statement this morning saying: "I was a first-time writer, so I did as I was told. I hadn’t realized it had survived, so was surprised and delighted when my dear friend and lawyer Tonja Carter discovered it. After much thought and hesitation, I shared it with a handful of people I trust and was pleased to hear that they considered it worthy of publication. I am humbled and amazed that this will now be published after all these years."

The book will be titled "Go See A Watchman" and feautures a familiar character --- Scout from "To Kill A Mockingbird," only this time, she's all grown up.

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