By 1926, a literary wunderkind named Barbara Follett was poised to take the world of letters by storm. Her first novel was published by Knopf at the age of 12. H.L. Mencken called her “the greatest critic we heard of in America.”
But she was abandoned and all but forgotten. Then she disappeared. Read on …
(Illustration: Victor Kerlow)

By 1926, a literary wunderkind named Barbara Follett was poised to take the world of letters by storm. Her first novel was published by Knopf at the age of 12. H.L. Mencken called her “the greatest critic we heard of in America.”

But she was abandoned and all but forgotten. Then she disappeared. Read on …

(Illustration: Victor Kerlow)