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Review: 'Go Set a Watchman' by Harper Lee

Review: 'Go Set a Watchman' by Harper Lee

By some intricate miracle of timing, by some random hiccup of destiny or lurch of fate — or maybe even divine intervention, a possibility way above my pay grade to pronounce upon — "Go Set a Watchman" will land in the laps of readers less than a week after the Confederate flag was removed from the South Carolina Capitol grounds. At long last, that symbol of hate and divisiveness has been banished.

Hold on, you say. Don't prattle on about current events. We can check our Twitter feeds for ourselves, OK? We want to know about Harper Lee's new novel, for pity's sake.

Tell us about Scout and Jem and Atticus and Dill and Calpurnia. Don't spoil any surprises — we'll run...