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Harper Lee's second novel to be published in July, number one seller on Amazon

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As speculation swirls around the release of Harper Lee's second novel, the author has released a statement expressing her excitement.

It was relayed through Lee's attorney, Tonya Carter, and says the author is "alive and kicking and happy as hell with reactions of 'Watchman.'"

Harper Lee stunned many by agreeing to release the book - her first since "To Kill a Mockingbird" came out in 1960.

There has been speculation about the author's involvement in the decision to publish the book.

Lee is 88-years-old and has been in poor health for many years.

"Go Set a Watchman" is already number one on Amazon though it will not be published until July.

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