Sally Horner’s life is reclaimed in this gripping true-crime investigation that details her kidnapping in 1948.
Literary fiction meets true crime in this foray into the connection between a real-life kidnapping and Vladimir Nabokov’s famous novel, Lolita. Woven into accounts of Nabokov’s work, his fascination with butterflies and, of course, the novel that would become his bestseller is the story of an 11-year-old girl who spent two years travelling America with her abductor before escaping. Her name was Sally, not Dolores, but her story is just as tragic.
The Real Lolita (Knopf Canada) by Sarah Weinman, $32.