I had never heard of Barbara Newhall Follett until I read this essay. Very interesting old missing persons case about an author who was made famous by her first novel "The House Without Windows", which was published in 1927 when she was 12 years old. She apparently went on to a rather unhappy marriage, had children, and vanished in 1939. Her husband reported her missing four weeks after she walked out after a fight, but reported it under her married name and it went largely unnoticed. http://www.laphamsquarterly.org/essays/vanishing-act.php?page=all http://www.npr.org/2010/12/18/132135938/barbara-newhall-follett-disappearing-child-genius *edited to add that she went missing from Brookline, MA, not NH.