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New York In The 50's

"Dan Wakefield has become the Boswell of the heady days when art and literature had a single flowering in The Village."
- The New York Times

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

"A rich and wonderful work that evokes the spirit of that pre-sixties period, that simmering brew that would erupt into the social and sexual transformations marking the Age of Aquarius and the End of Ike."
- Gay Talese


Listen to the latest episode of Uncle Dan's Story Hour

Episode 4

"Creativity and Madness"

Aired: January 30, 2017

With writer Dan Wakefield, and renowned author and pediatrician, Dr. Mark Vonnegut.

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Under The Apple Tree

Special Edition Now Available

A World War II Home Front Novel

Rediscover the tale of a small town in the midst of World War II in a special 70th anniversary edition of Under the Apple Tree.


From the Blog of Dan Wakefield

Monday, January 9, 2017 Published in Books and Writers

Last summer I took my God Daughter to see Whiskey, Tango, Foxtrot (not even knowing that the words were G.I. code for “What The F. . .”.) I figured Tina Fey would be funny and I would be interested in...

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Saturday, December 17, 2016 Published in Books and Writers

April Smith, accomplished novelist and TV screenwriter, has published a new novel that is unsettlingly relevant for our time. Home Sweet Home (Knopf) tells the story of suspicion leading to tragedy in the era when Senator Joe McCarthy was spreading fear of Communists in our midst.

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Tuesday, January 10, 2017 Published in Coming Home

I wrote this piece for Indianapolis Monthly in October 2012. They recently profiled me in the January 2017 issue. In light of that, I thought it worth re-sharing my side of the story again.

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Monday, December 5, 2016 Published in Coming Home

One night last January while sitting comfortably at the Red Key Tavern (where I always feel comfortable), awaiting my burger and glass of red, Michael Therwechter, the resident photographer and creator of the Red Key website (RedKeyTavern.com), approached me...

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Listen to Kurt Vonnegut read his review of Going All The Way from LIFE magazine - HEAR HIS VOICE!

Read Vonnegut's review in LIFE magazine


Listen to ebook on Kindle or buy the paperback edition at Indy Reads Books at 911 Mass Avenue!

Also only at Indy Reads - Buy the CD of Ben Affleck reading the novel and Kurt Vonnegut reading his review!

Read Vonnegut's review in LIFE magazine


Listen to ebook on Kindle or buy the paperback edition at Indy Reads Books at 911 Mass Avenue!

Also only at Indy Reads - Buy the CD of Ben Affleck reading the novel and Kurt Vonnegut reading his review!

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

– Philo of Alexandria

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