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Dan's most popular novels, now available as E-books

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“... wonderful, sad, funny, a scathing portrait of middle America through the eyes of a new fictional character” – Gay Talese

My novel of the ‘Sixties – read it while listening to Janis Joplin as the hippies and hangers-on search for a new meaning of “home”

“A precise and moving recreation of a time and a place when the world seemed small and we knew everyone in it.” – Joan Didion

“. . .killing-funny, killing-sad, fires everywhere. War is hell, maybe, but so is L.A.” – Tim O’Brien

This story of divorce is “a modern Pilgrim’s Progress ... with all our contemporary hangups, frustrations and temptations ...” - Chicago Tribune

A young boy ‘keeps watch’ over the girlfriend his big brother leaves behind when he goes off to fight in WWII.


From the Blog of Dan Wakefield

Tuesday, April 19, 2016 Published in Books and Writers

The letters that the great German poet Rainier Maria Rilke wrote to a young student at a military academy from 1903-1908 are still being read today. I suspect that they will continue to be read as long as people want...

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Monday, April 11, 2016 Published in Coming Home

After many years of exile I was lured back to Indianapolis in 1987 by Ophelia Roop, the colorful events-planner back then for The Central Library. She assured me it was “safe” to return now that seventeen years had soothed angry...

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Be kind; for everyone you meet is fighting a great battle.

– Philo of Alexandria

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"Artie," the young boy in Under The Apple Tree, gets syndicated nationally in this "Jumble" cartoon!

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