Debra Dean is the bestselling author of three critically acclaimed books that have been published in twenty-two languages. Her debut novel, The Madonnas of Leningrad, was a New York Times Editors’ Choice, a #1 Booksense Pick, a Booklist Top Ten Novel, and an American Library Association Notable Book of the Year. Confessions of a Falling Woman, a collection of short fiction, won the Paterson Fiction Prize and a Florida Book Award. Her next book, Hidden Tapestry: Jan Yoors, His Two Wives, and the War That Made Them One, will come out in Spring 2018. Debra lives in Miami and is on the faculty of the Creative Writing Program at Florida International University.