Bestselling author Clayton will present her ambitious new novel The Race for Paris. She and Maxfield will discuss the unique opportunities and challenges of writing historical fiction as well as the fun and frustration of the publishing process.
Tickets include a delectable lunch provided by gourmet caterer Café Primavera, paired with wine by Cooper-Garrod Estate Vineyards.
Books will be available for purchase.
About The Race for Paris
“A must for World War II buffs and fans of sharp, boundary-busting female characters.”—Kirkus Reviews
It is the summer of 1944, and correspondents from Allied news outlets are engaged in a break neck journey: racing across war-torn occupied territory, each is striving to be among the first to record the liberation of Paris from Nazi forces. Two women journalists, denied access to press camps and the front, join with a military photographer and speed off toward the City of Light hoping for the scoop of the 20th century. More than 15 years in the making, The Race for Paris is inspired by stories of real women who defied military regulations, circumvented gender barriers, and risked their lives to document history.
About Meg Waite Clayton
A New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Clayton has penned five novels including The Wednesday Sisters, hailed by Entertainment Weekly as one of the 25 Essential Best Friend Novels of all time. Her writing has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and San Francisco Chronicle, and she has appeared as a guest on public radio, speaking to the particular set of challenges women face. An Order of the Coif graduate of the University Michigan Law School, she lives in Palo Alto and Santa Barbara, California.