On Wednesday, December 8th at 4:00pm PST Warwick's will host Meg Waite Clayton as she discusses her new book, The Postmistress of Paris. Meg Waite Clayton is a New York Times bestselling author of seven prior novels, including the international bestseller and National Jewish Book Award finalist The Last Train to London (published or forthcoming in twenty languages); the Langum Prize–honored The Race for Paris; The Language of Light, a finalist for what is now the PEN/Bellwether Prize; and The Wednesday Sisters, one of Entertainment Weekly’s 25 Essential Best Friend Novels of all time. She has written for the Los Angeles Times, the New York Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Washington Post, and public radio, often on the subject of the particular challenges women face. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Wealthy, beautiful Naneé was born with a spirit of adventure that transcends her Midwestern roots. For her, learning to fly is freedom. When German tanks roll across the border and into Paris, this woman with an adorable dog and a generous heart joins the resistance. Known as the Postmistress because she delivers information to those in hiding, Naneé uses her charms and skill to house the hunted and deliver them to safety.
Inspired by the real life Chicago heiress Mary Jayne Gold, who worked with American journalist Varian Fry to smuggle artists and intellectuals out of France, Meg Waite Clayton has fashioned a sweeping tale of romance and danger, set in a world aflame with personal and political passion. The Postmistress of Paris is the haunting story of an indomitable woman whose strength, bravery, and love is a beacon of hope in a time of terror.