What awful news.
It's with the utmost sadness that we must report that legendary author Harper Lee has passed away at the age of 89.
The author of To Kill a Mockingbird died in her hometown of Monroeville, Alabama early Friday morning. The cause of death is currently unclear.
We do know Harper suffered a stroke back in 2007 but had fully recovered.
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The Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist made headlines in 2015 after it was revealed that she was releasing a sequel to Mockingbird entitled Go Set a Watchman after more than half a century.
Sadly, there will never be another.
Rest in peace, Harper.
[Image via Bryan Howard/WENN.]
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To Kill A Mockingbird is one of those novels so classic, so peerless, that it's sometimes hard to remember that it even had an author.
It only adds to that Great American Novel mythology that Harper Lee never published another book.
Well, all that is changing now.
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55 years after the release of the original, the 88-year-old is releasing a sequel!
Don't expect Go Set A Watchman to be a modernization. The story of Scout Finch as an adult was actually written six decades ago!
Ms. Lee explained in a statement:
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