Harper Lee's Go Set a Watchman is the most-hyped book in recent memory. Debate has swirled around it since it was announced earlier this year, when it was asked whether Lee was mentally fit to agree to its publication, up through when the first reviews came out and revealed that Atticus Finch is portrayed as a very different man than the brave, progressive lawyer readers met in To Kill a Mockingbird. Here's highlights of our Go Set a Watchman coverage.
Historic Day One Sales for 'Watchman'
Barnes & Noble and Book-A-Million have both pronounced that Go Set a Watchman had the largest first day sale of any adult fiction book in the history of both retailers.
Our reviews director says, "The novel the world has been waiting for is clearly the work of a novice, with poor characterization."'Watchman' Anticipation, in Photos
From midnight release parties, to film screenings, to daylong read-a-thons, check out our photos of how bookstores around the country rang in the on-sale date of Harper Lee's Go Set a Watchman, the biggest publishing event of the year.Authors Reflect on 'To Kill a Mockingbird'
With Harper Lee's new novel Go Set a Watchman on sale today, Publishers Weekly asked a collection of authors for their thoughts on her beloved debut, and Pulitzer Prize winner, To Kill a Mockingbird.Early Reviews Hype 'Watchman' Interest
Although the release of Go Set a Watchman was embargoed until the official publication date of July 14, a number of media outlets, including the New York Times, The Washington Post and The Guardian managed to secure copies.First Chapter of Harper Lee's 'Go Set a Watchman' Published
The first chapter of Harper Lee's highly anticipated Go Set a Watchman was published early this morning by the Wall Street Journal.For Font Designer, 'Watchman' Proves an Unexpected Thrill
This week, while Harper Lee is thrust back into the spotlight because of her much-anticipated sophomore novel Go Set a Watchman, someone else, heretofore unrelated to the book, is experiencing a unique satisfaction.PW Asks: Will You Read 'Go Set A Watchman'?
Harper Lee's Go Set A Watchman comes out next week, on Tuesday, July 14. The true moment of decision is at hand: after all the controversy, will you read it?Harper Lee Declared Fit to Publish
After the press jumped on reports that Harper Lee might not be mentally sound enough to have signed off on the publication of her forthcoming second novel, Go Set a Watchman, the state of Alabama has made the call.
This article has been updated since it was published.