THE MADONNAS OF LENINGRAD by Debra Dean
Publisher Wm. Morrow, February 20, 2007
The Madonnas of Leningrad has been reviewed in all major media outlets
throughout the US... see the pertinent buttons on the left...
story about memories and imagination... [Dean's] descriptive passages and
dialogue are painteresque and exquisitely drawn. They bring to life
wonderful paintings as well as the tortured lives of Leningrad's residents."
-- USA Today
"Rare is the novel that creates that blissful
forgot-you-were-reading experience. This sort of transcendence is
rarer still when the novel in question is an author's debut, but that is precisely what
Debra Dean has achieved with her image-rich book..."
Seattle Post Inteligencer
"An extraordinary debut, a deeply lovely novel that evokes with uncommon
deftness the terrible, heartbreaking beauty that is life in wartime...
Dean's exquisite prose shimmers with a haunting glow... A superbly graceful
-- Chang-rae Lee, author of A Gesture Life and Native
THE MADONNAS OF LENINGRAD is:
|Borders original voice for March 2005|
|Booksense #1 pick for April 2005|
|American Library Association Notable Book of 2006|
|Top Ten Novels of the Year: Booklist for 2006|
|Target Breakout Book for Spring 2007|
|Most Recommended Book of the Year: Salt Lake City Tribune|
|Picked by Costco Recommended books|
Is your book club reading The Madonnas of Leningrad? Debra Dean is
available to participate in your book club meeting via speakerphone.