Rene Denfeld is the bestselling author of the acclaimed novels THE CHILD FINDER (2017), THE ENCHANTED (2014), and the forthcoming THE BUTTERFLY GIRL (October 2019) which Margaret Atwood raved on twitter is "a heartbreaking, finger-gnawing, yet ultimately hopeful novel." Rene’s novels explore themes of survival, resiliency and redemption. Landing as the #1 fiction bestseller at Powell’s within its first week, The Child Finder became a top #10 bestseller. The Child Finder received much acclaim, including a starred Library Journal review, glowing NYTBR review, and an Indie Next pick. Rene was the Chief Investigator at a public defender’s office and has worked hundreds of cases helping others. In addition to her advocacy work, Rene has been a foster adoptive parent for twenty years. She was awarded the Break The Silence Award in Washington, DC in 2017 for her social justice work. She was also named a hero of the year by the New York Times. The child of a difficult history herself, Rene is an accomplished speaker who loves connecting with others. Rene lives in Portland, Oregon, where she is the happy mom of three kids adopted from foster care as well as other foster kids. INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLING AUTHOR Winner of the prestigious French Prix award #1 Book of the Year, the Oregonian Finalist for the 2014 Flaherty First Novel Prize Finalist for the Connecticut Book Prize Top #5 Books of the Year, Powell’s Books Indie Next Pick Amazon Book of the Month ALA Excellence in Fiction Award Foyles Best of 2014 Harper Collins Canada #1 Fan Choice Waterstones Book Club Pick Longlist for the 2015 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction IMPAC longlist International Dublin Literary Award A New York Times Hero of the Year for her social justice work Recipient of the National Break The Silence AwardRead more Read less
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