Scout is an independent woman living in New York with a childhood friend who wants to marry her back home in Alabama. Her brother is dead and her father, Atticus, suffers from rheumatoid arthritis. These are the tantalizing plot details revealed in the first chapter of Harper Lee’s second novel, ‘Go Set a Watchman,’ whose release next Tuesday is one of the biggest events in publishing history. Pre-orders have already made the new novel a best-seller and HarperCollins has reportedly ordered a first printing of two million copies, an astonishing number in an increasingly digital age. Lee’s only previous novel, ‘To Kill a Mockingbird,’ is considered a 20th century masterpiece that defined racial injustice in the Depression-era South and became standard reading in classrooms. Controversy continues to rage over whether the 89-year-old novelist, who avoids the

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