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The Race for Paris: A Novel by [Meg Waite Clayton]
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“Ambitious, riveting…. Deftly weaving fact and fiction, Clayton captures the texture and cadence of daily life in a world that is anything but ordinary.” (Christina Baker Kline, New York Times bestselling author of Orphan Train)

“This marvelous novel has everything-adventure, romance, history, and most of all heart. Every reader who enters this ‘Race’ will come out a winner.” (Ann Packer, Bestselling Author of Swim Back to Me and The Children's Crusade (forthcoming))

“Clayton introduces us to a world we never knew existed and then makes it utterly compelling. I loved the story of these brave women, the risks they took, the ambitions that fed them. Moving and gripping, it is a thriller of women and war.” (Mary Morris, award-winning author of The Jazz Palace and The River Queen)

“Don’t wait to read The Race for Paris. It’s a fine book.” (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

“Clayton’s most ambitious undertaking to date may be fiction, but it’s impeccably researched, offering a striking glimpse into what life was like for the predecessors of some of today’s most famous female journalists. A must for World War II buffs and fans of sharp, boundary-busting female characters.” (Kirkus Reviews)

“A smart, engrossing, and ultimately heartbreaking story…Clayton gives us a story of friendship, love, and sacrifice that no one who has the pleasure of reading it will soon forget. I loved this book.” (Sara Gruen, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Water for Elephants and At the Water’s Edge)

“Don’t wait to read.... It’s a fine book.” (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

“Thrilling…a dangerous, fast-moving adventure. Well-researched, the novel puts the women in the path of bombs, gunfire, gender bias and arcane military restrictions; Clayton models her characters on real-life pioneers―Martha Gellhorn, Lee Miller and other women who broke barriers to get the story.” (San Jose Mercury News)

“Clayton’s narrative is sophisticated and well structured…. Her description of the liberation of Paris is riveting. She skillfully reveals the inadequacies of one photo or one article to capture the full magnitude of such an event. And her prose stirs the imagination.” (San Antonio Express–News)

“Involving and thoroughly researched.... Clayton tells a story that will draw women’s-fiction readers as well as historical-fiction and WWII devotees.... Entertaining and enlightening reading.” (Booklist) --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

From the Back Cover

National Bestseller

David J. Langum, Sr. Prize for American Historical Fiction, Honorary Mention for 2015

Inspired by the extraordinary female journalists who were among the first to report the Allied liberation of Paris from the Nazis in 1944, The Race for Paris follows two war correspondents on their quest to document (and make) history. Jane is a young, single reporter who meets photographer Olivia, “Liv,” on assignment at a field hospital.

Unlike their male colleagues, Liv and Jane are constantly confronted by red tape and derision. Jane is resigned to making the most of her assignment, but Liv is determined to chase a bigger story. After failing to win over her commanding officer, she goes AWOL to Paris—and Jane, seizing the chance to make a name for herself, joins her.

Reluctantly accompanied by a male British military reporter, the two women scramble through the gunfire and carnage scarring the French countryside. Their journey is further complicated by emotional bonds, romantic tensions, and one woman’s secret—a secret with the power to end her career and, perhaps, her life.


--This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

Product details

  • Publication Date : August 11, 2015
  • File Size : 3298 KB
  • Print Length : 341 pages
  • Publisher : Harper; Reprint Edition (August 11, 2015)
  • Word Wise : Enabled
  • Language: : English
  • Screen Reader : Supported
  • Text-to-Speech : Enabled
  • X-Ray : Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
  • Lending : Not Enabled
  • Customer Reviews:
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