NEW YORK, July 06, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Wall Street Journal will publish an exclusive excerpt from Harper Lee’s soon-to-be-released novel, Go Set a Watchman, in print and online on Friday, July 10. The book’s first chapter will be available in the U.S. print edition of the Journal in the Arena section and globally on WSJ.com. An audio sample of the first chapter, narrated by Academy Award-winning actress Reese Witherspoon, will also be available on WSJ.com.
Originally written in the mid-1950s, Go Set a Watchman is the novel Harper Lee first submitted to her publishers before To Kill a Mockingbird. Harper Lee was not sure what happened to the manuscript until it was discovered in late 2014 by Tonja Carter, Harper Lee’s friend and lawyer. Go Set a Watchman, which goes on sale July 14, will be published by Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers.
Readers can join The Wall Street Journal’s Book Club discussion about Go Set a Watchman on the Club’s Facebook page. Participants can also sign up to receive the WSJ Book Club email newsletter or follow along on Twitter with #WSJbookclub.
Members of WSJ+, the Journal’s exclusive subscriber membership program, can enter a sweepstakes to win a first edition of Go Set a Watchman, signed by Harper Lee. Twenty runners up will receive a Harper Lee gift set that includes a hardcover first edition of Go Set a Watchman, a CD audio edition of Go Set a Watchman, and a paperback edition of To Kill a Mockingbird.
About The Wall Street Journal
The Wall Street Journal is a global news organization that provides leading news, information, commentary and analysis. Published by Dow Jones, The Wall Street Journal engages readers across print, digital, mobile, social, and video. Building on its heritage as the preeminent source of global business and financial news, the Journal includes coverage of U.S. & world news, politics, arts, culture, lifestyle, sports, and health. It holds 36 Pulitzer Prizes for outstanding journalism.
Media Contact Rachel Manfredo, Dow Jones Rachel.Manfredo@dowjones.com 212.416.3834
Source:Dow Jones & Company