What do Harper Lee, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and Dr. Seuss have in common?


Why, they all have new stories to release. Recently, several forgotten manuscripts have been found hidden in attics and other forgotten places, and the literary world is the better for it. 

Perhaps the most anticipated of the three stories that history returned to us is Harper Lee's followup to the classic, To Kill A Mockingbird. I do believe 55 years is a long enough wait to drum up some excitement surrounding the sequel's debut.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's latest story was found in a pamphlet in an attic, but will find a new home in a Scottish museum. The lost short story was included in the pamphlet to raise money to build a bridge. Little did they know then that two bridges were built, and one engineered a trip back in time for Sherlock Holmes' fans to sneak a peek at yet another one of his adventures.

Dr. Seuss' new book may be a surprise to readers, but his widow and secretary weren't shocked at all when they found the lost manuscript. They knew he worked on multiple projects simultaneously. The release of, What Pet Should I Get? follows the release of two other Dr. Seuss books in the last three years. 

Rare literary gems like these are treats for readers whose beloved authors have passed away. So whether you're a big fan of the Lee's iconic characters, Sherlock Holmes' investigative style, or the siblings from, One Fish, Two Fish, you've got some great summer reading waiting for you. The only caveat is that Holmes fans may have to travel to Scotland and read through a glass case. However, that's not the worst reason I've heard to take a trip across the pond.

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