Rene Denfeld visits the Northwest Passages Book Club Stage in support of her new novel, “The Butterfly Girl” which will be published on October 1, 2019. The book is already earning early acclaim. Margaret Atwood proclaims it a “heartbreaking, finger-gnawing, yet ultimately hopeful novel.”
Her first novel, “The Enchanted” (Harper 2014), was awarded the French Prix award, an ALA Medal for Excellence in Fiction, and a Carnegie Listing The book was a finalist for the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize, The Oregonian's Best Book of the Year, and listed for the Dublin International fiction prize. Her second novel, “The Child Finder” (Harper 2017), is a literary thriller examining the role of a young woman in finding a missing child.