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Deborah is available to lead Writing Circles, and as an editorial consultant. Deborah is also a popular public speaker on a wide variety of topics.



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Into The Wilderness
wins IPPY Gold Medal
for Regional Fiction

Read the Press Release.

Deborah Lee Luskin is a writer by vocation and a Vermonter by choice.   Into the Wilderness is her first published novel.   Read bio.   View video.

Praise for
Into The Wilderness

"Into the Wilderness is a fiercely intelligent love story”
The Rutland Herald review

"Into the Wilderness is a perfectly gratifying read."
Seven Days review

"Times of transition -- personal, political and in a particular place -- are the tectonic plates whose tremors shake loose the story at the heart of Deborah Lee Luskin's tender and touching first published novel Into the Wilderness."
The Brattleboro Reformer review

“Music is central to the novel . . . Luskin is convincing in translating the aural, physical and emotional power of music into words on the paper. The result is a wonderful novel.”
Addison Independent review

What readers say:

"Luskin's heroine Rose Mayer is an honest to God miracle."
--Philip Baruth, author of The Brothers Boswell

“Luskin knows her yentas and her Yankees, and she mixes them well.”  (Victor, New Haven)

"I have never read better description of music in words."  (Lee, Berkeley)

"I just finished reading Into the Wilderness -- and I'm in love with Rose--what a great character she is!  I enjoyed every word!"   (Ellen, Bennington)

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