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​​​BOOK NEWS:   

THE BELIEF IN Angels  ​​by J. Dylan Yates,

was presented with the


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        J. Dylan Yates 
           Author / Writer / Vocal Coach

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Winner of the 2015 Theodor S. Geisel Award

Winner of the 2015 San Diego Book Award for General Fiction

Winner of the 2014 USA BEST BOOK AWARD for Cross-Genre Fiction


2015 INDIE EXCELLENCE AWARD Finalist for Literary Fiction

Winner of the 2015 IPPY AWARD


2015 KINDLE BOOK AWARDS Semi-Finalist

2015 LEAPFROG PRESS AWARD Honorable Mention


. . . a gripping, heart-rending family saga that explores the darkest side of human nature— and the incontrovertible, uplifting power of hope, ​spans more than fifty years, from the Ukranian pogroms in the 1920's to a chaotic Hippie Household in the late 1970's. Vividly drawn and breathtakingly insightful, this story is a beautiful, heartbreaking exploration of human nature at its worst and its best.

 . . . "Yates shows much skill in description, characterization, and dialogue, and she’s insightful about the mental state of abused children, as when Jules learns to compartmentalize: “I began to see my life in parts. When something bad, or weird, or crazy happened, like my father having a gun and threatening my mother, I’d say to myself: This is the part where my father points a gun at my mother’s head. Yates vividly evokes time and place, whether it’s Samuel’s childhood among the apple orchards in Ukraine, the bleakness of a Cape Cod tourist town in winter or Wendy’s psychedelic decorating style. Well-written." -Kirkus Reviews