Books by Debra Dean

THE MIRRORED WORLD by Debra Dean
Released: Aug. 28, 2012

"The novel follows the factual particulars, but Dasha's narration remains at such a formal remove that readers never experience what makes Xenia tick as a saint or a woman."
From Dean (Confessions of a Falling Woman, 2008, etc.), a lightly fictionalized retelling of the life of the Eastern Orthodox St. Xenia, who left her comfortable home in 18th-century Russia to live as a "holy fool" among the poor. Read full book review >
CONFESSIONS OF A FALLING WOMAN by Debra Dean
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 15, 2008

"Dean has a fine appreciation for the way chance can save or doom careers and marriages. More, please."
An attractive wry humor ripples through this collection of ten stories, which follows Dean's debut novel (The Madonnas of Leningrad, 2006). Read full book review >
THE MADONNAS OF LENINGRAD by Debra Dean
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 14, 2006

"A thoughtful tragedy that morphs into a tear-jerker in the third act."
As Alzheimer's slowly erases Marina's world, her past in wartime Leningrad begins to again take form around her. Read full book review >