If you're a To Kill a Mockingbird fan, this auction is for you.
Christie's auction house in New York will auction off six of Harper Lee's original typewritten letters on June 12. The letters, written between 1956 and 1961, could sell for as much as $250,000.
Lee's letters are addressed to her friend Harold Caufield, an architect in New York. The letters mention Lee's worry about her sick father, who was the model for To Kill a Mockingbird's Atticus Finch. In one of the letters, Lee also tells Caufield that she was "surprised, stunned, and dazed" by the novel's success.
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