'The Lonely Doll'

NPR's Jacki Lyden speaks with writer Jean Nathan about the haunting, true story behind the children's book, The Lonely Doll. The book, a classic for more than 35 years, was written and photographed by Dare Wright, an ethereal, child-like beauty who never separated from her mother and kept her own toy doll Edith close at hand for more than 60 years. Nathan's article The Secret Life of the Lonely Doll appears in the latest issue of the new literary magazine Tin House.

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