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Debra Dean

THE MIRRORED WORLD

The bestselling author of the critically acclaimed The Madonnas of Leningrad, returns with a breathtaking historical novel, set against the unparalleled extravagance and artifice of the royal court in eighteenth century St. Petersburg-a world of ice palaces, glittering opera, and lavish balls-that imaginatively reconstructs the life of one of Russia's most revered and mysterious holy figures, St. Xenia

Born to a Russian family of lower nobility, Xenia is a passionate and tender dreamer who cares little for social conventions. A free spirit, she unexpectedly falls in love with the dashing Andrei, a handsome soldier with the Imperial choir. Though husband and wife are devoted to each other...

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CONFESSIONS OF A FALLING WOMAN

Debra Dean, author of the bestselling THE MADONNAS OF LENINGRAD, has been writing award-winning short stories for many years. Now, in this stunning collection, she presents 10 stories that display the depth and magnitude of her skill as a literary talent, half of which have never before been published. New York City neighbors let down their guard for a naive puppeteer. A southern matriarch faces her family at an intervention. A break-in triggers insomniac introspection in a desperate actor...

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THE MADONNAS OF LENINGRAD

A wonderfully spare and elegant novel in which the 900-day siege of Leningrad during World War II is echoed by the destructive siege against the mind and memory of an elderly Russian woman suffering from Alzheimer's. The novel shifts between two settings: 1941 Leningrad, when the city was surrounded by German troops, and the present-day, as Marina, who had been a docent at Leningrad's...

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Upcoming Events

 
Debra Dean is now (September 2012) on a book tour. See it here...
 

 

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The Madonnas of Leningrad was selected on the best 2006 fiction by:
 
bulletAustin American Statesman
bulletSalt Lake City Tribune

 

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