Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.

This week's pick:  The Race For Paris by Meg Waite Clayton

Due out August 11, 2015




Product Description taken from Goodreads:

The New York Times bestselling author of The Wednesday Sisters returns with a moving and powerfully dynamic 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

Normandy, 1944. To cover the fighting in France, Jane, a reporter for the Nashville Banner, and Liv, an Associated Press photographer, have already had to endure enormous danger and frustrating obstacles—including strict military regulations limiting what women correspondents can. Even so, Liv wants more. 

Encouraged by her husband, the editor of a New York newspaper, she’s determined to be the first photographer to reach Paris with the Allies, and capture its freedom from the Nazis.

However, her Commanding Officer has other ideas about the role of women in the press corps. To fulfill her ambitions, Liv must go AWOL. She persuades Jane to join her, and the two women find a guardian angel in Fletcher, a British military photographer who reluctantly agrees to escort them. As they race for Paris across the perilous French countryside, Liv, Jane, and Fletcher forge an indelible emotional bond that will transform them and reverberate long after the war is over. 

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 saga full of drama, adventure, and passion. Combining riveting storytelling with expert literary craftsmanship and thorough research, Meg Waite Clayton crafts a compelling, resonant read.



5 comments:

Christina T said...

This sounds fascinating! I love WWII fiction and especially the idea that this novel is based on real people. I'll have to buy this for the library. Great pick!

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Wow, I have been eagerly awaiting this author's next book, and this one sounds like a winner. Thanks!

Here's mine: “THE NEW NEIGHBOR”

Kay said...

I love this cover. Truly. At least we get to see the woman's eyes and not the back of her head. And the hands and camera look suitably vintage. Did not know about this one. Putting it on the list.

Jill said...

WHAT?!!?!?!?!? YEA!

Sridhar Chandrasekaran said...

I could feel how interesting you are reading books. interesting. thanks for sharing.