Harper Lee 'happy as hell' about reactions to new book

February 5, 2015 10:05 PM

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NEW YORK Feb 5 (Reuters) - The 88-year-old author of "To Kill a Mockingbird" is "happy as hell" with the reactions to her decision to publish a second novel, her lawyer said on Thursday in answer to concerns about the reclusive author's mental and physical state.

Publisher Harper said on Tuesday that Harper Lee would release the novel "Go Set a Watchman," written in the 1950s and featuring lead characters from her 1960 first novel "To Kill a Mockingbird," which had for 55 years been a classic without an encore.

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