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Debra Dean
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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…

“[A] 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 novel.”
— Chang-rae Lee, author of A Gesture Life and Native Speaker

THE MADONNAS OF LENINGRAD is:

bullet Borders original voice for March 2005
bullet Booksense #1 pick for April 2005
bullet American Library Association Notable Book of 2006
bullet Top Ten Novels of the Year: Booklist for 2006
bullet Target Breakout Book for Spring 2007
bullet Most Recommended Book of the Year: Salt Lake City Tribune
bullet 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.