Debra Dean, author of the bestselling The Madonnas of Leningrad, re-imagines the life of one of Russia’s most beloved holy figures in her historical novel The Mirrored World (HarperCollins, $25.99) set in 18th century Russia. Saint Xenia of Russia, married to a singer in the Empress’ Imperial Choir, went mad with grief when she was widowed at twenty-six. The Mirrored World follows Xenia from their younger years in the lower nobility through the tragedy and madness that transforms Xenia into a revered angel of mercy to the poor. “Dean’s novel grows more profound and affecting with every page.”—Booklist. Dean is also the author of the short story collection Confessions of a Falling Woman.