Reading for fun shouldn't stop just because you're in college. Selected from books suggested by professors in Musselman Library's annual summer reading guide, You've Gotta Read This!, these discussions are a fun, easy way to take a break from class reading and enjoy a new book with others. The first 12 students to sign-up for each discussion receive a free copy of the book
The fall program has closed. Please watch for our next book discussion in Spring 2016.
Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee
Monday, October 26, 7-8 pm
Browsing Room, Main Floor Musselman Library
Discussion led by Dr. Jill Ogline Titus, Associate Director of the Civil War Institute
"Originally written in the mid-1950s, Go Set a Watchman was the novel Harper Lee first submitted to her publishers before To Kill a Mockingbird. Assumed to have been lost, the manuscript was discovered in late 2014.
Go Set a Watchman features many of the characters from To Kill a Mockingbird some twenty years later. Returning home to Maycomb to visit her father, Jean Louise Finch—Scout—struggles with issues both personal and political, involving Atticus, society, and the small Alabama town that shaped her.
Exploring how the characters from To Kill a Mockingbird are adjusting to the turbulent events transforming mid-1950s America, Go Set a Watchman casts a fascinating new light on Harper Lee's enduring classic. Moving, funny and compelling, it stands as a magnificent novel in its own right.” Book description courtesy of the publisher.
Preview the book! An excerpt is available online from the publisher.