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Discovery of the “Real” Lolita from the Classic

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This story appears through BookTrib’s partnership with the International Thriller Writers. It first appeared in The Big Thrill.  When discussing a novel, many an author will be only too happy to cite the real person who inspires a character or the news story that sparks the idea for a plotline. But Vladimir Nabokov, no great surprise, wasn’t like other authors. He always denied that the case of Sally Horner, abducted at the age of 11 from Camden, New Jersey, in 1948, inspired his 1955 novel Lolita. Sarah Weinman argues otherwise, in her meticulously researched and movingly written nonfiction book The Real Lolita: The Kidnapping of Sally Horner and the Novel That Scandelized the World (Ecco). In so doing, Weinman became a literary detective, poring…

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Get Free Books, Join Contests, and Read Personal Stories with This Week’s Authors

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Dear Reader, See what this week’s authors have to say! In each AuthorBuzz note you’ll receive invitations to join contests, get free books, bookplates or bookmarks, read personal stories, and more. Dear Reader, Despite the fact that so many women struggle to have a child, most of them feel alone, in part because those closest to them don’t know what to say or how to say it. This book will tell you both what to say and do, and what not to say and do, while your Infertile Loved One is struggling to build her family. I’m giving away five books! Write to me at [email protected] to win. http://www.zahieelkouri.com Dear Reader, Ten years ago, my journey began when I started working on…

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