Rene Denfeld
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Rene Denfeld

Rene Denfeld is the bestselling author of the acclaimed novels THE CHILD FINDER (2017), THE ENCHANTED (2014), and the forthcoming THE BUTTERFLY GIRL (October 2019) which Margaret Atwood raved on twitter is "a heartbreaking, finger-gnawing, yet ultimately hopeful novel."

Rene's novels explore themes of survival, resiliency and redemption. Landing as the #1 fiction bestseller at Powell's within its first week, The Child Finder became a top #10 bestseller. The Child Finder received much acclaim, including a starred Library Journal review, glowing NYTBR review, and an Indie Next pick.

Rene was the Chief Investigator at a public defender's office and has worked hundreds of cases helping others. In addition to her advocacy work, Rene has been a foster adoptive parent for twenty years. She was awarded the Break The Silence Award in Washington, DC in 2017 for her social justice work. She was also named a hero of the year by the New York Times.

The child of a difficult history herself, Rene is an accomplished speaker who loves connecting with others. Rene lives in Portland, Oregon, where she is the happy mom of three kids adopted from foster care as well as other foster kids.

INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLING AUTHOR
Winner of the prestigious French Prix award
#1 Book of the Year, the Oregonian
Finalist for the 2014 Flaherty First Novel Prize
Finalist for the Connecticut Book Prize
Top #5 Books of the Year, Powell's Books
Indie Next Pick
Amazon Book of the Month
ALA Excellence in Fiction Award
Foyles Best of 2014
Harper Collins Canada #1 Fan Choice
Waterstones Book Club Pick
Longlist for the 2015 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction
IMPAC longlist International Dublin Literary Award
A New York Times Hero of the Year for her social justice work
Recipient of the National Break The Silence Award

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Best Sellers

    • The Child Finder

    • A Novel
    • By: Rene Denfeld
    • Narrated by: Alyssa Bresnahan
    • Length: 8 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,306
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,206
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,201

    Three years ago, Madison Culver disappeared when her family was choosing a Christmas tree in Oregon's Skookum National Forest. She would be eight years old now - if she has survived....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Beauty and Brutality, Haunting and Healing

    • By Marisa on 10-03-17

    Regular price: $25.09

    • The Butterfly Girl

    • A Novel
    • By: Rene Denfeld
    • Narrated by: Alyssa Bresnahan
    • Length: 7 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    A year ago, Naomi, the investigator with an uncanny ability for finding missing children, made a promise that she would not take another case until she finds the younger sister who has been missing for years. Naomi has no picture, not even a name....

    Regular price: $27.37

    • The Enchanted

    • A Novel
    • By: Rene Denfeld
    • Narrated by: Jim Frangione
    • Length: 7 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 207
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 190
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 192

    The enchanted place is an ancient stone prison, viewed through the eyes of a death row inmate who finds escape in his books and in re-imagining life around him....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Cascading poetic imagery

    • By brenda hubbard on 04-04-15

    Regular price: $21.67

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