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Harper Lee's 'Go Set a Watchman' sold more than 1.6m copies
New York - AFP

Harper Lee's second novel "Go Set a Watchman" topped the US bestseller list in 2015, selling 1.6 million copies more than half a century after her Pulitzer-winning first book was published.

The figures were based on US print unit sales reported to Nielsen since the novel was published in July, snapped up by avid fans who for decades thought the reclusive author of "To Kill a Mockingbird" would never publish another word.

Pre-orders turned it into an instant bestseller at many retailers the moment its release was announced by publishers HarperCollins last February.

The novel features many of the characters of Lee's 1960 masterpiece, which was turned into an Oscar-winning movie starring Gregory Peck.

Considered a 20th century classic that defined racial injustice in the Depression-era South of the United States, "Mockingbird" is standard reading in classrooms across the world.

Lee's second published novel, which earned more mixed reviews, was seemingly discovered in her safe deposit box in still-unclear circumstances.

The 89-year-old is now confined to a nursing home, her sight and hearing deeply affected by a stroke, and has given no public interviews for years.

Lee wrote the manuscript in the late 1950s, but her then-editor suggested she recast the book from the childhood perspective of Scout, which became "Mockingbird."

While some reviews have been charitable about its merit in plotting her development as a writer, others have been scathing about the unedited draft, set in the era of the civil rights movement.

Second and third bestsellers were the latest installments in Jeff Kinney's "Diary of Wimpy Kid" series and British author EL James' mommy-porn erotica "Grey: Fifty Shades of Grey as Told by Christian."

Each sold 1.48 million and 1.4 million copies respectively in the United States, according to data compiled by Nielsen.

In fourth place was nail-biting thriller "The Girl on the Train" written by Paula Hawkins, a former journalist based in London.

The same book topped the list of top 10 Kindle bestsellers on Amazon in 2015, on which "Go Set a Watchman" came sixth.

 

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