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Mockingbird Author 'Hurt and Humiliated' That People Think She Was Duped

Feb 09, 2015

The lawyer who represents beloved author Harper Lee said that the 88-year-old author is "extremely hurt and humiliated" by suggestions that she was tricked into publishing the sequel of To Kill a Mockingbird

While many rejoiced last week's news that Go Set a Watchman was discovered and would be released in July, others questioned whether the notoriously low-profile Pulitzer Prize winner was actually infirm and coerced into its publication, the New York Times reports.

"She is a very strong, independent and wise woman who should be enjoying the discovery of her long lost novel," Lee's lawyer Tonja B. Carter said. "Instead, she is having to defend her own credibility and decision making."

Lee said Wednesday that she's "alive and kicking and happy as hell with the reactions to 'Watchman.'"

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