‘Mockingbird’ sequel prompts high hopes—and controversy

February 4, 2015 7:13 PM

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“I wanted you to see,” says Atticus Finch in the novel To Kill a Mockingbird, “what real courage is… It’s when you know you’re licked before you begin but you begin anyway and you see it through no matter what. You rarely win, but sometimes you do.”

Courage may not be the most precise word for what Nelle Harper Lee is doing, but it is certainly amazing. At age 88, more than 50 years after the release of her 1960 novel, she is set to publish a sequel to To Kill a Mockingbird. The new book, which was written back in the 1950s, before To Kill a Mo...

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