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    Harper Lee to publish new book

    Her first since To Kill a Mockingbird. The article indicates that although it's a sequel to Mockingbird, she actually wrote it first. The book is due out in July -- I can't wait!!!

    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/04/bo...ovel.html?_r=0

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    Oh dear... I wonder it has been forever.

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    Wow... As a fan of To Kill a Mockingbird, I'm so eager to know more about it!

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    Wow, i cannot wait to read it! I loved To Kill a Mockingbird.

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    Thanks for sharing! I would be happy if she just came out with another book, but a prequel to To Kill a Mockingbird just makes me giddy with delight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maria Victoria View Post
    ... a prequel to To Kill a Mockingbird just makes me giddy with delight.
    I believe you have it backwards.

    Mockingbird is a prequel to to the book that was lost until now -- according to the chronology explained in the NYT article and in the publisher's press release.

    In any case, very exciting that the book was found and will be published.
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    One viewpoint: http://jezebel.com/be-suspicious-of-...vel-1683488258

    I have to say, I have to agree this raises some major questions. I'm embarrassed to say I did not realize that Lee was still alive prior to reading the release. It does seem weird that just three months after her attorney and sister died, this novel was "found" and Harper Lee suddenly gave the OK to publish it.

    I really hope this isn't the case, but one's got to wonder.

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    I'm also a fan of the To Kill a Mockingbird. And I loved the movie, too. I can't wait to read it! I'm curious when the book will be published in my country.

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    Quote Originally Posted by golden411 View Post
    I believe you have it backwards.

    Mockingbird is a prequel to to the book that was lost until now -- according to the chronology explained in the NYT article and in the publisher's press release.

    In any case, very exciting that the book was found and will be published.
    I thought I understood the article to say that although she had written this new book first, her editor told her to put it away and she then wrote Mockingbird, which ended up being published first. The action takes place after Mockingbird. I could be wrong, though -- have been almost jumping down w/ excitement since hearing the news.

    For me, this ranks right up there w/ if the US gets back on the podium @ Worlds. Still praying for that one...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mrs. P View Post
    One viewpoint: http://jezebel.com/be-suspicious-of-...vel-1683488258

    I have to say, I have to agree this raises some major questions. I'm embarrassed to say I did not realize that Lee was still alive prior to reading the release. It does seem weird that just three months after her attorney and sister died, this novel was "found" and Harper Lee suddenly gave the OK to publish it.

    I really hope this isn't the case, but one's got to wonder.
    Thanks, Mrs. P. This raises some sad and scary questions. In the Jezebel article, Lee is quoted as describing herself as more like Boo Radley than Scout. The thought that someone might have exploited her at her most vulnerable...makes my blood boil. Desperately hoping it isn't true.

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    Given that I'm not a fan of prequels and sequels in general, the whole situation is definitely interesting, if not suspicious (as Mrs.P pointed out)... However, I'm going to read the book for sure!

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    Quote Originally Posted by skatedreamer View Post
    ... The action takes place after Mockingbird. .
    Agree. And thus Mockingbird is the prequel to the lost book.

    pre·quel
    : a movie, book, etc., that tells the part of a story that happened before the story in another movie, book, etc.

    http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/prequel
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    Quote Originally Posted by golden411 View Post
    Agree. And thus Mockingbird is the prequel to the lost book.

    pre·quel
    : a movie, book, etc., that tells the part of a story that happened before the story in another movie, book, etc.

    http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/prequel
    *slaps forehead*

    The news has me so gobsmacked that I don't know which end is up!

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    This may sound really really thick, but I thought she was dead. I mean, didn't the book come out in the 19 somethings? I am fairly young, so I am not sure...I am not so much the book worm as much as I am an artist drawing

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    Quote Originally Posted by mnm464 View Post
    This may sound really really thick, but I thought she was dead. I mean, didn't the book come out in the 19 somethings? I am fairly young, so I am not sure...I am not so much the book worm as much as I am an artist drawing
    LOL, love having you among us, but I daresay that for a good number of us who belong to GS, the 19 somethings seem like yesterday -- not like the The Dark Ages. It's all relative.
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    Quote Originally Posted by golden411 View Post
    I believe you have it backwards.

    Mockingbird is a prequel to to the book that was lost until now -- according to the chronology explained in the NYT article and in the publisher's press release.

    In any case, very exciting that the book was found and will be published.
    Oops, must have been too excited. .

    And I do hope everything is aboveboard with the book's publication.

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    Quote Originally Posted by golden411 View Post
    LOL, love having you among us, but I daresay that for a good number of us who belong to GS, the 19 somethings seem like yesterday -- not like the The Dark Ages. It''s all relative.
    Ahahaha! I joined this thread in faith that I would learn more things about new skaters and new perspectives(Which I have indeed!). Because, alike to Hanyu Yuzuru , I always wish to improve myself!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mnm464 View Post
    This may sound really really thick, but I thought she was dead. I mean, didn't the book come out in the 19 somethings? I am fairly young, so I am not sure...I am not so much the book worm as much as I am an artist drawing
    I am howling with laughter... with you, dear. Not at you.

    I'm one of those precious few Americans remaining who were adults in the 19 somethings!

    Sadly, I didn't know Harper Lee personally.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TontoK View Post
    I am howling with laughter... with you, dear. Not at you.

    I'm one of those precious few Americans remaining who were adults in the 19 somethings!

    Sadly, I didn't know Harper Lee personally.
    Of course, haha. To be quite frank, I am not usually offended if someone laughs at me, so no worries. Some may call it happy-go-lucky.

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    You are a good sport, and we need young blood around here.

    Keep posting!

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