Jacket Copy – “A copy of the Harper Lee classic “To Kill a Mockingbird” sold on the website AbeBooks for $25,000 last week. It was a first edition, signed by the author herself.
When “To Kill a Mockingbird” was published in 1960, Lee was living in New York City, like many other authors. But she later moved back to Alabama and withdrew from mainstream publishing. For many years, Lee has declined interviews and lived a quiet life away from the spotlight. When she was awarded the National Medal of Arts earlier this year, she did not attend.”