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              The Madonnas of Leningrad: A Novel
                

              The Madonnas of Leningrad: A Novel (EPUB ebook)

              By Dean, Debra

              "An extraordinary debut, a deeply lovely novel that evokes with uncommon deftness the terrible, heartbreaking beauty that is life in wartime. Like the glorious ghosts of the paintings in the Hermitage that lie at the heart of the story, Dean's exquisite prose shimmers with a haun...ting glow, illuminating us to the notion that art itself is perhaps our most necessary nourishment. A superbly graceful novel." -Chang-Rae Lee, New York Times Bestselling author of Aloft and Native SpeakerBit by bit, the ravages of age are eroding Marina's grip on the everyday. An elderly Russian woman now living in America, she cannot hold on to fresh memories-the details of her grown children's lives, the approaching wedding of her grandchild-yet her distant past is miraculously preserved in her mind's eye. Vivid images of her youth in war-torn Leningrad arise unbidden, carrying her back to the terrible fall of 1941, when she was a tour guide at the Hermitage Museum and the German army's approach signaled the beginning of what would be a long, torturous siege on the city. As the people braved starvation, bitter cold, and a relentless German onslaught, Marina joined other staff members in removing the museum's priceless masterpieces for safekeeping, leaving the frames hanging empty on the walls to symbolize the artworks' eventual return. As the Luftwaffe's bombs pounded the proud, stricken city, Marina built a personal Hermitage in her mind-a refuge that would stay buried deep within her, until she needed it once more. . . .
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              ISBN 9780061747182
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              Released NZ 13 Oct 2009
              Publisher HarperCollins
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              The Mirrored World: A Novel
                

              The Mirrored World: A Novel (EPUB ebook)

              By Dean, Debra

              The critically acclaimed author of The Madonnas of Leningrad ("Elegant and poetic, the rare kind of book that you want to keep but you have to share" -Isabel Allende), Debra Dean returns with The Mirrored World, a breathtaking novel of love and madness set in 18th century Russia.... Transporting readers to St. Petersburg during the reign of Catherine the Great, Dean brilliantly reconstructs and reimagines the life of St. Xenia, one of Russia's most revered and mysterious holy figures, in a richly told and thought-provoking work of historical fiction that recounts the unlikely transformation of a young girl, a child of privilege, into a saint beloved by the poor.
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              ISBN 9780062198921
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              Released NZ 28 Aug 2012
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              Confessions of a Falling Woman
               

              Confessions of a Falling Woman (Paperback)

              By Dean, Debra

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              A collection of short stories from the acclaimed author of The Madonnas of Leningrad

              ISBN 9780007216673
              Released NZ 19 Sep 2008
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              The Madonnas of Leningrad
               

              The Madonnas of Leningrad (Paperback, New title)

              By Dean, Debra

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              A brilliant and moving debut novel about one woman's struggle to preserve an artistic heritage from the horrors and destruction of World War II, and the ensuing lifelong memories from this extraordinary experience.

              ISBN 9780007215065
              Released NZ 1 Jul 2007
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              The Mirrored World: A Novel

              The Mirrored World: A Novel (Paperback, International ed.)

              By Dean, Debra

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              The bestselling author of The Madonnas of Leningrad returns with a breathtaking novel of love, madness, and devotion set against the extravagant royal court of eighteenth-century St. Petersburg. Born to a Russian family of lower nobility, Xenia, an eccentric dreamer who cares lit...tle for social conventions, falls in love with Andrei, a charismatic soldier and singer in the Empress's Imperial choir. Though husband and wife adore each other, their happiness is overshadowed by the absurd demands of life at the royal court and by Xenia's growing obsession with having a child--a desperate need that is at last fulfilled with the birth of her daughter. But then a tragic vision comes true, and a shattered Xenia descends into grief, undergoing a profound transformation that alters the course of her life. Turning away from family and friends, she begins giving all her money and possessions to the poor. Then, one day, she mysteriously vanishes. Years later, dressed in the tatters of her husband's military uniform and answering only to his name, Xenia is discovered tending the paupers of St. Petersburg's slums. Revered as a soothsayer and a blessed healer to the downtrodden, she is feared by the royal court and its new Empress, Catherine, who perceives her deeds as a rebuke to their lavish excesses. In this evocative and elegantly written tale, Dean reimagines the intriguing life of Xenia of St. Petersburg, a patron saint of her city and one of Russia's most mysterious and beloved holy figures. This is an exploration of the blessings of loyal friendship, the limits of reason, and the true costs of loving deeply.
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              ISBN 9780061231469
              Released NZ 30 Jul 2013
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              Confessions of a Falling Woman: And Other Stories
                

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              By Dean, Debra

              Ten masterworks of short fiction-by turns tender, comic, powerful, and devastating-from the highly praised author of The Madonnas of LeningradA surprised Southern matriarch is confronted by her family at an intervention. . . . A life-altering break-in triggers insomniac introspec...tion in a desperate actor. . . . Streetwise New York City neighbors let down their guard for a naive puppeteer and must suffer the consequences. . . .In this stunning collection of short stories-five of which are being published for the very first time-bestselling, award-winning author Debra Dean displays the depth and magnitude of her extraordinary literary talent. Replete with the seamless storytelling and captivating lyrical voice that made her debut novel, The Madonnas of Leningrad, a national bestseller, Dean's Confessions of a Falling Woman is a haunting, satisfying, and unforgettable reading experience.Praise for Debra Dean's critically acclaimed bestseller The Madonnas of Leningrad"[A] heartfelt debut. . . . Admirably humane." -New York Times Book Review"An unforgettable story of love, survival, and the power of imagination in the most tragic circumstances. Elegant and poetic, the rare kind of book that you want to keep but you have to share."-Isabel Allende"[Dean's] descriptive passages and dialogue are painteresque and exquisitely drawn." -USA Today"This sumptuously elegant and emotionally moving first novel . . . will linger with you long after you've finished it. . . . Exhilarating fiction . . . luminous and lovely throughout."-Providence Journal"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."-Seattle Post-Intelligencer"Dean writes with passion and compelling drama."-People
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              ISBN 9780061844010
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              Released NZ 13 Oct 2009
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              The Mirrored World
                

              The Mirrored World (Audio CD / Audio)

              By Dean, Debra; Read by Shmulenson, Yelena

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              Born to a Russian family of lower nobility, Xenia is a passionate and tender dreamer who cares little for social conventions. A free spirit, she unexpectedly falls in love with the dashing Andrei, a handsome soldier with the Imperial choir and a favorite of the empress. Though hu...sband and wife are devoted to each other, their perfect happiness is overshadowed by the petty demands of life at the royal court, and by Xenia s growing obsession to have a child a desperate need that is at last fulfilled with the birth of a daughter. Yet Xenia is far from content. Fearful for her family, she is certain that tragedy will strike a terrible prediction that comes true when the baby dies and then Andrei suffers a fatal fall. Shattered, the sensitive twenty-six-year-old woman withdraws into grief, undergoing a profound transformation that radically alters the course of her life. Turning away from family and friends, she begins giving away all of her money and possessions to the poor. Then, one day, she mysteriously vanishes. Years later, dressed in the tatters of her dead husband s military uniform and answering only to his name, Xenia is discovered tending the paupers of St. Petersburg s slums. Revered as a soothsayer and blessed healer to the downtrodden, she is feared by the royal court and it s new empress, Catherine, who see her deeds as a rebuke to their lavish excesses.
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              ISBN 9780792791966
              Released NZ 1 Sep 2012
              Publisher Blackstone Audiobooks
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              Confessions of a Falling Woman: And Other Stories
                

              Confessions of a Falling Woman: And Other Stories (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Dean, Debra

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              The author of the highly acclaimed and bestselling The Madonnas of Leningrad returns with a collection of stories by turns tender, comic, and devastating.

              ISBN 9780060825324
              Released NZ 29 Jan 2008
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              Hidden Tapestry: Jan Yoors, His Two Wives, and the War That Made Them One
               

              Hidden Tapestry: Jan Yoors, His Two Wives, and the War That Made Them One (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Dean, Debra

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              In Hidden Tapestry, best-selling author Debra Dean reveals the astonishing untold story of artist Jan Yoors: traveling with a Roma family, fighting with the French Resistance, and living as a polyamorous bohemian in midcentury New York City.

              ISBN 9780810136830
              Released NZ 28 Feb 2018
              Publisher Northwestern University Press
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              The Madonnas of Leningrad
               

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              By Dean, Debra

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              Bit by bit, the ravages of age are eroding Marina's grip on the everyday.

              ISBN 9780060825317
              Released NZ 15 Apr 2007
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