Starting Over

Start the new year with the ebook of my best-selling novel Starting Over. If you saw the movie with Burt Reynolds, Jill Clayburgh and Candace Bergen, that had a few laughs but had nothing to do with the novel, whose humor is on the dark and true side rather than the light "romantic comedy" stuff. Here's what some reviewers said of the novel:

". . .even better than Going All the Way. . .It pierces, makes us bleed -"
- Newsweek

"Sad, funny, astute. . .a rare pleasure!"
- Kirkus Reviews

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 (, approached me...

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Uncle Dan's Story Hour Holiday Show

Aired Dec. 23, 2016 on WFYI (90.1 FM)

Anne Ryder tells of her interview with Mother Theresa in Calcutta, Dan Wakefield recounts his return to church, Waseema Ali explains how Muslims regard Jesus as Messiah, Hilene Flanzbaum speaks of the role of Hanakkuh and Jewish literature, Susan Neville reads Emma Lazarus' poem on The Statue of Liberty, and saxophone star Sophie Faught plays inspiring jazz versions of "Silent Night" and "America."

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!

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

– Philo of Alexandria

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