PREMIER EVENT: Meg Waite Clayton in conversation with Ellen Sussman

Tuesday, August 11, 7:30 p.m.

The Race for Paris: A Novel


Join us to launch the new novel from celebrated local author Meg Waite Clayton. If you loved Clayton's The Wednesday Sisters then you won't want to miss The Race for Paris.

Based on daring, real-life female reporters on the front lines of history like Margaret Bourke-White, Lee Miller, and Martha Gellhorn - and with cameos by other famous faces of the time - The Race for Paris is an absorbing, atmospheric World War II novel about two American journalists and an Englishman, who together race the allies to occupied Paris for the scoop of their lives. Meg will share photos of several of the journalists who inspired the book, as well as some of the real photos they took.

Jane, a reporter for the Nashville Banner, and Liv, an Associated Press photographer, have already had to endure enormous danger and frustrating obstacles to cover the fighting in France, but Liv is determined to be the first photographer to reach Paris with the Allies and capture its freedom from the Nazis. Join the protagonists as they go AWOL and form an indelible emotional bond that will transform them and reverberate long after the war is over.

Orphan Train author, Christina Baker Kline, calls it "ambitious, riveting... Deftly weaving fact and fiction" and Ann Packer says it has everything - "adventure, romance, history, and most of all heart."

Meg Waite Clayton is the New York Times bestselling author of four novels: The Four Ms. Bradwells; The Wednesday Sisters; The Language of Light; and The Wednesday Daughters. She's written for the Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, Washington Post, San Jose Mercury News, Forbes, Writer's Digest, Runner's World, and public radio. She is also an avid supporter of independent bookstores and blogs at

Ellen Sussman is the author of four national bestselling novels: A Wedding in Provence, The Paradise Guest House, French Lessons and On a Night Like This. French Lessons has been optioned by Unique Features to be made into a movie. Ellen is also the editor of two critically acclaimed anthologies, Dirty Words: A Literary Encyclopedia Of Sex and Bad Girls: 26 Writers Misbehave. She was named a San Francisco Library Laureate in 2004 and in 2009.


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Tuesday, August 11, 2015 - 7:30pm
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1010 El Camino Real
Menlo Park, CA 94025-4349
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