Casting a Long Shadow

13 Jul

thThere’s no pressure on Harper Lee.

No. She’s already published one of the world’s most beloved novels. Even people who haven’t read ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ know her characters, Atticus Finch and his daughter, Scout.

And it’s only been half a century that her fans have waited for a second book, all the while singing the praises of Mockingbird:

It hardly seems like 50 years since I picked up this book late one rainy night…”   –     ,JLind555 Five Stars

“With its slow, warm and evocative opening chapters, Mockingbird starts off like a sultry summer day…” – Will Errickson , Five Stars

“…I am completely awed by this story.” –Dianna Setterfield, Five Stars

So, no pressure Ms. Lee. And, when your new book comes out tomorrow, I suggest that you turn off the TV, turn off the radio, and maybe read a good book.*

So far, all I know is the cover, and that looks like a good start.


*I realize this may sound callous after Ms. Lee’s stroke in 2007 that rendered her largely blind and deaf, but I certainly don’t mean to be.

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