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Dean, Debra 1957-

Overview
Works: 15 works in 110 publications in 17 languages and 4,269 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Historical fiction  Psychological fiction  Short stories  Biographies  Biography  Juvenile works  Religious fiction  War fiction 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3604.E149, 813.6
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Debra Dean
 
Most widely held works by Debra Dean
The madonnas of Leningrad by Debra Dean( Book )

60 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in 14 languages and held by 2,386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a novel that moves back and forth between the Soviet Union during World War II and modern-day America, Marina, an elderly Russian woman, recalls vivid images of her youth during the height of the siege of Leningrad
The mirrored world : a novel by Debra Dean( Book )

8 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,009 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Born to a Russian family of lower nobility, Xenia, an eccentric dreamer who cares little 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
Confessions of a falling woman : and other stories by Debra Dean( Book )

12 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in English and held by 443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A surprised Southern matriarch is confronted by her family at an intervention. ... A life-altering break-in triggers insomniac introspection in a desperate actor. ... Streetwise New York City neighbors let down their guard for a na?ve puppeteer and must suffer the consequences. . . ."--Publisher description
The mirrored world : a novel by Debra Dean( )

8 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 husband 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
The Madonnas of Leningrad : [a novel] by Debra Dean( Recording )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bit by bit, the ravages of age are eroding Marina's grip on everyday life. And while this elderly Russian woman cannot hold on to fresh memories - the details of her grown children's lives, the approaching wedding of her grandchild - her distant past is preserved in vivid snapshots of her youth in war-torn Leningrad that rise unbidden. 2006
Hidden tapestry : Jan Yoors, his two wives, and the war that made them one by Debra Dean( Book )

2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Hidden Tapestry reveals the unforgettable story of Flemish American artist Jan Yoors-childhood vagabond, wartime resistance fighter, and polyamorous urban bohemian. At the peak of his fame in the 1970s, Yoors's photographs and vast tapestries inspired a dedicated following in his adopted Manhattan. 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 into a Roma encampment on the outskirts of his native Antwerp just as the place was being raided. Rather than return home, Jan fled with the 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. 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. After the war, he married childhood friend Annabert van Wettum and embarked on his career as an artist. When a friend of Annabert's, Marianne Citroen, modeled for Yoors, Hidden Tapestry reveals how the two began an affair, which led the three to form a polyamorous unit that would last for the rest of their lives. Moving to New York, the trio became part of the bohemian life of Greenwich Village in the 1950s, Marianne being presented as Annabert's sister."--
Ai zai lie ning ge le by Di en( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in Chinese and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peculiar pilgrims : stories from the left hand of God by Linda K Wendling( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Madonnaene i Leningrad by Debra Dean( Book )

3 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in Norwegian and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Romanen handler om noen få som risikerte livet for å redde kunstskattene under beleiringen av Leningrad i 1941. Romanen hviler på historiske fakta: over to tusen museumsarbeidere flyttet inn i kjelleren i museet for å redde seg selv og kunstskattene fra bombingen av tyskerne, deriblant romanens hovedperson, Marina
Natural and manipulated : a dialogue by Debra Dean( )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The amazing adventures of Abiola by Jeffrey A Dean( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An African American boy learns about his African heritage and the accomplishments of other African Americans and is eager to share this information with his friends at school
Leningrad madonnalari by Debra Dean( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in Turkish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Madonele din Leningrad : [roman] by Debra Dean( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in Romanian and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Tsarens helgen by Debra Dean( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in Norwegian and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Xenia fødes inn i de kongelige kretser i St. Petersburg. På 1800-tallet er dette ensbetydende med å leve etter strenge sosiale konvensjoner. Xenia er imidlertid en eksentrisk drømmer som sliter med å oppfylle de kravene som stilles til henne. Hun faller hodestups for soldaten Andrei, og de gifter seg. Men lykken snur da en stor tragedie inntreffer. Dette får store følger for Xenias liv. Hun velger å gi bort alle sine verdslige eiendeler og vender seg bort fra venner og familie. En dag forsvinner hun sporløst. Boken bygger på reelle hendelser, og Xenia er en høyt verdsatt skikkelse i Russlands historie. Hun er også St. Petersburgs skytsengel
 
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The madonnas of Leningrad
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Confessions of a falling woman : and other storiesPeculiar pilgrims : stories from the left hand of God
Alternative Names
דין, דברה 1957-

딘, 데브라 1957-

ディーン, デブラ

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