Atticus Isn’t a Hero in New Harper Lee Novel
Readers are getting their first new taste of Atticus Finch as the sequel to Harper Lee’s “To Kill a Mockingbird” is being previewed for audiences. Lee actually wrote most of “Go Set a Watchman” Watchman before her 1960 novel debuted but publishers asked her to rework the dark tale. Fans expecting a glorious return to a tale of social justice will be sorely disappointed, as Atticus Finch is now a bitter segregationist in the book. Daughter Scout, now a young adult woman, returns home to come to terms with her father’s unsettling views.