Tuesday Designated "Go Set a Watchman" Day
Alabama Governor Robert Bentley has proclaimed Tuesday as "Go Set a Watchman" Day in the state to honor the release of Harper Lee's new novel. The sequel to Lee's 1960 blockbuster "To Kill a Mockingbird" is being released to great anticipation on Tuesday. Governor Bentley said Lee, who lives in Monroeville, is a great source of pride for the state. Many bookstores plan to begin selling the novel at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday. "Watchman," was written first and contains seeds of the story that eventually became "Mockingbird." The new novel traces character Scout Finch's return home in the 1950s. Monroeville, the model for the fictional town of Maycomb in both books, has a full day of activities planned to celebrate the new book.