By the age of 16, Barbara Newhall Follett had published two books and written countless poems. Her 1927 debut novel, The House Without Windows, received glowing reviews from The New York Times and words of encouragement from the writer H.L. Mencken.
She was a famous child genius, the daughter of an editor and literary critic, and destined to become the next great American writer.
And then, one autumn evening in 1939, she disappeared.