CHICAGO (CBS) — The sequel to Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel To Kill A Mockingbird hit store shelves on Tuesday, and while readers might already know the characters in Go Set A Watchman, they certainly aren’t the same as we remember.
The Barnes & Noble store in Oak Brook was one of many to open early Tuesday, so fans could get their copy of the highly-anticipated novel.
Readers might be disappointed by a significant change to the main character, Atticus Finch, but were thrilled to finally hold a copy of a sequel 55 years in the making.
“In the literary world, it’s very exciting,” Barnes & Noble manager Reba Osborne said.
Go Set A Watchman hit bookstores Tuesday morning, with some Harper Lee fans anxiously awaiting a copy.
“I’ve been a Mockingbird fan since I was a little girl, so this is great. I’m excited to read about it,” Kathy Selbach said.
Although set after the events of To Kill A Mockingbird, Lee actually wrote Go Set A Watchman first. Some reviewers have speculated Lee hasn’t revised Watchman since finishing Mockingbird.