The Real Lolita: The Kidnapping of Sally Horner and the Novel That Scandalized the World by Sarah Weinman

Sarah Weinman’s The Real Lolita is so entertainingly written, it is easy to overlook the fact that there is only very limited information available about the title character. In the late 1940s, drifter Frank LaSalle convinced eleven year old Sally Read More …

Forty Autumns: A Family’s Story of Courage and Survival on Both Sides of the Berlin Wall by Nina Willner

Under East Germany’s hardline Communist government, the lives of ordinary citizens were bleak. Any neighbor or coworker could be a Stasi informer, and tight family bonds were the only ones that could be trusted. In ¬†Forty Autumns,¬†former U.S. Army intelligence Read More …