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Meg Waite Clayton


Meg Waite Clayton

Meg Waite Clayton is the nationally bestselling author of THE FOUR MS. BRADWELLS, THE WEDNESDAY SISTERS and THE LANGUAGE OF LIGHT --- all national book club picks --- as well as THE RACE FOR PARIS.

Her first novel was a finalist for the Bellwether Prize (now the PEN/Bellwether), and her novels have been translated into languages from German to Lithuanian to Chinese. She’s written for The Los Angeles Times, The San Jose Mercury News, Writer's Digest, Runner's World, The Literary Review, and public radio. Her "After the Debate" on Forbes online was praised by the Columbia Journalism Review as "[t]he absolute best story about women’s issues stemming from the second Presidential debate."

An Order of the Coif graduate of the University Michigan Law School, she lives in Palo Alto, California.

Books by Meg Waite Clayton

by Meg Waite Clayton - Fiction, Historical Fiction

Opening in Normandy on June 29, 1944, THE RACE FOR PARIS follows two American female war correspondents on their quest to document (and make) history by covering the Allied liberation of Paris. Jane is a young, single journalist for the Nashville Banner. When she’s assigned to cover a field hospital, she meets Olivia, “Liv,” an Associated Press photographer. However, due to their gender, Liv and Jane are constantly confronted by red tape. Reluctantly accompanied by Fletcher, a male British military reporter, the two women go AWOL and chase their story through gunfire, carnage and death scarring the French countryside. 

by Meg Waite Clayton - Fiction, Women's Fiction

Hope Tantry arrives at the small cottage where her mother, Ally, spent the last years of her life. Ally had used the cottage as a writer’s retreat while she worked on her unpublished biography of Beatrix Potter, yet Hope knows little about her mother’s time there. Traveling with Hope are friends Anna Page and Julie, who are grappling with issues of a different era. They’ve come to help Hope sort through her mother’s personal effects, yet what they find is a tangled family history.

by Meg Waite Clayton - Fiction

When Bee hears that Tess, her younger sister, is missing, she returns home to London immediately. She expects to find Tess and give her the usual big sister lecture scolding her flighty behavior --- but Bee never could have prepared for what really awaits her.