Hidden Tapestry
with author Debra Dean
Wednesday, October 24, 2018, 1:30PM
Dixon Education Building


Hidden Tapestry: Jan Yoors, His Two Wives, and the War That Made Them One
with author Debra Dean

In her new book, Debra Dean returns to themes that threaded through her acclaimed novel “The Madonnas of Leningrad”: the heroism of ordinary people in wartime, the blessings of love, and the power of art to redeem us. “Hidden Tapestry” tells the remarkable true story of Jan Yoors – childhood vagabond, wartime resistance fighter, polyamorous New York bohemian – and the two women who agreed to share his life and weave his magnificent tapestry designs. Best-selling author Ross King has called this “one of the most remarkable artistic stories of the twentieth century.” Accompanied by images of their life and work, Dean will talk about the Yoors family and the time she spent with the surviving widow, digging into the past and learning their astonishing secrets.

Debra Dean is the best-selling author of four critically acclaimed books that have been published in 22 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. A native of Seattle, she and her husband, Clifford Fetters, live in Miami, where she is on the creative writing faculty at Florida International University. You can find her on Facebook and at debradean.com.


There is no charge to attend.

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The Florida Voices series offers you the opportunity to engage in meaningful dialog with celebrated Florida authors. Each program features a presentation by the author, a Q&A, and a book signing.

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