TUESDAY DIALOGUE DAYS FEATURING AUTHOR DEBRA DEAN
Tuesday Dialogue Days featuring author Debra Dean today. Debra Dean is the bestselling author of four critically acclaimed books that have been published in twenty-one languages. Her debut, The Madonnas of Leningrad, was a New York Times Editors’ Choice novel, a #1 Booksense Pick, a Booklist Top Ten Novel, and an American Library Association Notable Book of the Year. It was long listed for the IMPAC International Dublin Literary Award. Confessions of a Falling Woman, a collection of short fiction, won the Paterson Fiction Prize and a Florida Book Award.Debra was born and raised in Seattle, Washington. The daughter of a builder and homemaker and artist, she was a bookworm who never imagined becoming a writer. “ABOUT HIDDEN TAPESTRY AND TUESDAY DIALOGUE DAYS FEATURING DEBRA DEANHidden Tapestry reveals the unforgettable story of Flemish American artist Jan Yoors—childhood vagabond, wartime Resistance fighter, and polyamorous New York bohemian. At the peak of his fame in the 1970s, Yoors’s photographs and vast tapestries inspired a dedicated following in his adopted Manhattan and earned him international acclaim. Though his intimate friends guessed the rough outline of his colorful life, Hidden Tapestry is first to detail his astonishing secrets.At twelve, Jan’s life took an extraordinary and unexpected turn when, he wandered off with a group of Roma and continued to live on-and-off with them and with his own family for several years. As an adult in German-occupied France, Yoors joined the Resistance and persuaded his adoptive Roma family to fight alongside him. Defying repeated arrests and torture by the Gestapo, he worked first as a saboteur and later escorted Allied soldiers trapped behind German lines across the Pyrenees to freedom.Told in arresting detail by Debra Dean, Yoors’s story is a luminous and inspiring account of resilience, and love.For more information about Tuesday Dialogue Days featuring author Debra Dean or to buy her books, go to: www.debradean.com
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