Deborah Wiles





Deborah Wiles


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Deborah Wiles was born in Alabama and spent her summers in a small Mississippi town with an extended family full of characters. She writes about them and they live on in her stories.

She holds an MFA in Writing from Vermont College and taught at Towson University in Maryland, Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and at Vermont College.

Deborah has written three novels about growing up in the south. They are known as the Aurora County Trilogy: Love, Ruby Lavender, Each Little Bird That Sings, The Aurora County All-Stars.

The Sixties Trilogy is Deborah's newest project, three documentary novels of the 1960s. Book 1 is COUNTDOWN (1962), book 2 is REVOLUTION (1964), and book three (in progress) is tentatively titled TRIBE (1969).

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Average rating: 4.03 · 23,552 ratings · 3,297 reviews · 10 distinct works · Similar authors
Countdown (The Sixties Tril...

3.89 avg rating — 8,381 ratings — published 2010 — 10 editions
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Each Little Bird that Sings

4.09 avg rating — 5,669 ratings — published 2005 — 15 editions
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Love, Ruby Lavender

4.05 avg rating — 3,675 ratings — published 2001 — 19 editions
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Revolution (The Sixties Tri...

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Freedom Summer

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The Aurora County All-Stars

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One Wide Sky: A Bedtime Lul...

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Hang the Moon

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“The secret to not being afraid is to understand what scares you”
Deborah Wiles, Countdown

“There are always scary things happening in the world. There are always wonderful things happening. And it's up to you to decide how you're going to approach the world...how you're going to live in it, and what you're going to do."

—Jo Ellen Chapman”
Deborah Wiles, Countdown

“This is how it works. Everything is connected. Every choice matters. Every person is vital, and valuable, and worthy of respect.”
Deborah Wiles, Revolution

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