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New Harper Lee Novel Deemed 'Clunky,' 'Distressing' as Sales Begin

Bookstores opened early around the United States on Tuesday as Harper Lee's second novel, "Go Set a Watchman," went on sale to mixed reviews and widespread disillusion over the depiction of heroic lawyer Atticus Finch as a 1950s racist. The Ol' Curiosities & Book Shoppe in Lee's Monroeville, Alabama, hometown opened at midnight and other stores opened early to meet demand for the reclusive author's only published novel since her 1960 classic "To Kill a...

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