Author of Hoax Book Created Elaborate Backstory

The publishers of a critically acclaimed memoir about a girl raised by a black foster family who ran drugs for a notorious Los Angeles street gang pulled the book after revelations that the story was an elaborate fabrication. The book, "Love and Consequences," was recalled just a week after it hit stores, when it emerged that the author, Margaret B. Jones, had lied about her name and every detail of her life. Jones was a pseudonym used by Margaret Seltzer, 33, of Eugene, Ore., who lied about...Full Story
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