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Jimmy Deane with an "e" is the quintessential orphan, surviving abandonment twice before his feet touch down in kindergarten with the help of his namesake, the late, great, James Byron Dean, and the quirky next-door neighbor, Gillis Lee Wainwright. Skolnick's novel is in turn, irreverent, funny, and sorrowful as she weaves a deft fable populated with a comic and tragic raft of colorful characters meant to be part cautionary tale for parents (and not just those within the adoption triad) and part social critique.

©2008 Corie Skolnick (P)2008 Corie Skolnick

Critic Reviews

"A wondrous, unique story about the power of imagination and movie stars to lift us out of tough circumstances." (Paige Gold, Entertainment and Media attorney)
Orfan is an insightful look at adoption that is so often ignored... You will not be disappointed..." (Karen L. Vedder, MSW, Former president of Concerned United Birthparents, Inc., Carlsbad, CA)
"Orfan is an old-fashioned page-turner with real heart and an insight into love and how people authentically come together as family.” (Holly Babe Faust, Development Director, Family Builders By Adoption, Oakland, CA)

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Fun story with nostalgia and rock music

It's hard not to think of Forrest Gump, with all the real-world stars who show up in the story. A little magic, a little conflict, mostly just a fun trip.

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Amazing over and over again.

A great book. Takes you in and makes you want to be part of the story. Witty, funny, edgy, unexpected, and heart filled!!!!!
Can't wait to see JD on the big screen with the rest of the characters.