01:27 PM EDT 07/28/2015

Add PEOPLE News

Harper Lee

Credit: Courtesy David and Christen Epstein
Parents Change 14-Month-Old Son Atticus' Name After Go Set a Watchman Controversy

Parents Change 14-Month-Old Son Atticus' Name After Go Set a Watchman Controversy

Originally posted 07/24/2015 12:50PM

What's in a name? If you ask David and Christen Epstein, the answer is: a whole lot.

Read More

Mary Badham, 'Scout' in 1962's To Kill a Mockingbird, Reads Excerpts from Harper Lee's New Novel in N.Y.C.

Mary Badham, 'Scout' in 1962's To Kill a Mockingbird, Reads Excerpts from Harper Lee's New Novel in N.Y.C.

Originally posted 07/15/2015 12:40PM

Hundreds gathered at New York City's 92nd Street Y on Tuesday night to discuss Harper Lee's controversial new novel Go Set a Watchman with Mary Badham, the actress who took on the role of Scout in the 1962 film version of the author's first book.

Read More

Credit: Brynn Anderson/AP
From Atticus Impersonators to Boo Boo Burgers, Harper Lee's Hometown Celebrates  Go Set a Watchman's Release

From Atticus Impersonators to Boo Boo Burgers, Harper Lee's Hometown Celebrates Go Set a Watchman's Release

Originally posted 07/14/2015 01:00PM

In a scene that could have been expertly written by Harper Lee, a bell tolled shortly after sunrise in Monroeville, Alabama, Tuesday atop the Old Courthouse Museum.

Read More

Credit: Everett
No, You Don't Have to Hate the New (Racist) Atticus Finch, Experts Say

People Picks

No, You Don't Have to Hate the New (Racist) Atticus Finch, Experts Say

Originally posted 07/13/2015 09:30PM

For the millions of readers who made To Kill A Mockingbird a best-selling classic – not to mention all those trendy parents who named their baby boys Atticus – the struggle is on to reconcile the beloved and upright moral beacon of Harper Lee's original with the bigoted Atticus Finch of her new release.

Read More

Credit: Harper Collins
Harper Lee's Go Set a Watchman: 4 Reasons Why You Should Read It

Harper Lee's Go Set a Watchman: 4 Reasons Why You Should Read It

Originally posted 07/13/2015 06:35PM

Readers who remember Atticus Finch as a bastion of goodness are in for a rude awakening in Go Set a Watchman, the follow-up to Harper Lee's classic To Kill a Mockingbird. Gone is the honorable lawyer who captured our hearts. In his place is a cold racist.

Read More

Credit: Mary Murphy & Company LLC
Does Harper Lee's Go Set a Watchman Have Company? Author May Have Written a Third Novel

Does Harper Lee's Go Set a Watchman Have Company? Author's Lawyer Says She May Have Written a Third Novel

Originally posted 07/13/2015 02:05PM

Go Set a Watchman may not be the only long-lost novel by Harper Lee that has been missing for decades.

Read More

Credit: Stephen Shugerman/Getty
Atticus Finch a Racist? – Early Reviews Say Harper Lee's Go Set a Watchman Paints a Shocking Portrait of Mockingbird's Hero

Atticus Finch a Racist? – Early Reviews Say Harper Lee's Go Set a Watchman Paints a Shocking Portrait of Mockingbird's Hero

Originally posted 07/10/2015 10:45PM

The Atticus Finch of Harper Lee's classic 1960 novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, was a pillar of justice, morality and kindness.

Read More

Credit: Harper Collins
Why Everyone Is Freaking Out About the First Chapter of Harper Lee's New Novel, Go Set a Watchman (SPOILER ALERT)

Why Everyone Is Freaking Out About the First Chapter of Harper Lee's New Novel, Go Set a Watchman (SPOILER ALERT)

Originally posted 07/10/2015 03:50PM

SPOILER ALERT: Do not proceed if you don't want to know a major Chapter 1 spoiler.

Read More

From Our Partners