Sometimes You Have to Lie

In her absorbing biography of elusive author Louise Fitzhugh, Leslie Brody succeeds admirably in reconstructing Fitzhugh’s complicated, often troubled life.

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Review of ‘Sometimes You Have to Lie’

Generations of children, and more than few adults, have embraced the antics of Harriet the Spy and its singular heroine since it was published in 1964. As Leslie Brody reports in Sometimes You Have to Lie, her absorbing biography of the elusive author Louise Fitzhugh, the classic middle grade novel sold around 2.5 million copies…

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