And now, Reese Witherspoon will read you the first chapter of Harper Lee’s ‘Mockingbird’ sequel
Grab a glass of lemonade and settle into your couch, because Reese Witherspoon is going to read you the first chapter of Go Set a Watchman, the new novel by Harper Lee. Back in April, it was first announced that the actress would read the audio version of the much anticipated (and super-controversial) sequel to To Kill A Mockingbird.
Lee’s new book follows Mockingbird’s Scout as an adult in New York City in the 1950s. While there were some initial concerns about about Lee’s participation in the book’s publication, the 89-year-old author released a statement in February saying she was “humbled and amazed” that the manuscript, which was discovered in safe deposit box, was receiving publication after all these years.
As for Reese, a fan of the author, she’s pretty blown away by the opportunity—calling it “an honor and a privilege” to take part in the telling of Lee’s story.
We won’t be able to get our hands of the full Go Set a Watchman until July 14th, so for now, take a listen to Reese Witherspoon’s Southern twang as she gives you a sneak peak into this highly anticipated story.