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Debra Dean

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Debra Dean is the bestselling author of four critically acclaimed books that have been published in twenty-two languages. Her debut novel, THE MADONNAS OF LENINGRAD, was a New York Times Editors’ Choice, a #1 Booksense Pick, a Booklist Top Ten Novel, and an American Library Association Notable Book of the Year. Her newest book is HIDDEN TAPESTRY: JAN YOORS, HIS TWO WIVES, AND THE WAR THAT MADE THEM ONE.

A native of Seattle, Debra lives in Miami and teaches at Florida International University. She loves to talk with book groups. You can find her at https://www.debradean.com and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/debradeanauthor.



Average rating: 3.74 · 16,863 ratings · 2,332 reviews · 4 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Madonnas of Leningrad

3.78 avg rating — 15,481 ratings — published 2006 — 37 editions
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The Mirrored World

3.20 avg rating — 1,181 ratings — published 2012 — 12 editions
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Confessions of a Falling Wo...

3.23 avg rating — 155 ratings — published 2007 — 11 editions
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4.24 avg rating — 46 ratings4 editions
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"I couldn't put this book down. It should be a movie. It has all the right elements woven into a biography of Belgian tapestry artist and photographer Jan Yoors and his wives. Jan was a free spirit. He ran off with Gypsies and came back home again..." Read more of this review »
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"   Hidden Tapestry Jan Yoors His Two Wives and the War That Made Them One by Debra Dean is a fantastic novel describing the true (although sometimes unbelievable) story of Jan Yoors (a Flemish-American artist) and the women who became his wives af..." Read more of this review »
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Jan Yoors • His Two Wives • And The War That Made Them One

Hidden Tapestry by Debra Dean is a brilliantly detailed research rich docu-drama about the life and loves of tapestry artist, photographer, humanitarian and WWII war hero Jan..." Read more of this review »
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“You're unusual. That's better than popular if you have some courage.”
Debra Dean, The Madonnas of Leningrad

“She is leaving him, not all at once, which would be painful enough, but in a wrenching succession of separations. One moment she is here, and then she is gone again, and each journey takes her a little farther from his reach. He cannot follow her, and he wonders where she goes when she leaves.”
Debra Dean, The Madonnas of Leningrad

“What is heartbreaking is that there is still beauty in the world.”
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