“Superb… . [Weinman] has now become something of a literary detective herself, conducting an investigation into the case she says inspired Lolita… . Weinman assembles a substantial array of evidence… . Weinman has compassionately given Sally Horner pride of place once more in her own life, a life that was first brutally warped by Frank La Salle, and then appropriated by one of the most brilliant writers of the 20th century.””
– Maureen Corrigan, The Washington Post

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Praise for The Real Lolita

“Riveting… . Scrupulously researched… . Nearly 70 years after Sally Horner’s death, Weinman’s dark and compulsively readable book will make readers aware of the absence of nearly forgotten girl’s voice in discussions of one of the great works of American literature.”
– Elizabeth Hand, Los Angeles Times

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Welcome to the official home of Sarah Weinman, writer, editor, and Crime Lady. My first nonfiction book, The Real Lolita, was published on September 11, 2018 in the US, Canada, and the UK. The …