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“The Postmistress of Paris” Author Talk

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Tuesday, December 7, 2021 - 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Please support the bookstore and the author with a book purchase. Free RSVP option is available.

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Intrigue, love, and heroism combine in The Postmistress of Paris, Meg Waite Clayton’s new novel of connection and courage set in World War II.

Vivacious, wealthy Nanée might look like just another rich American socialite in pre-war Europe. But when the German tanks roll into Paris, she joins the Resistance and helps to save thousands of refugees, including artists and academics. Nanée also finds unexpected romance, only intensified by the danger surrounding her and her lover.

Nanée’s real-life counterpart was Chicago heiress Mary Jayne Gold, who helped Marc Chagall, Hannah Arendt, and some two thousand other refugees to safety. Gold discovered—as does Nanée—that romance can flower under fire.

The historical fiction of Meg Waite Clayton has garnered countless fans, drawn to the urgency of action and passion in dangerous times. The literary world has taken notice: The Race for Paris won the Langum Prize; The Language of Light was shortlisted for a Bellwether award. Entertainment Weekly named The Wednesday Sisters one of 25 Essential Best Friend Novels of All Time. Joining in conversation with Meg is historian and journalist Julia Flynn Siler, bestselling author of The White Devil’s Daughters, Lost Kingdom, and The House of Mondavi—whose skill as both a writer and scintillating conversationalist has won the hearts of Kepler’s readers many times over.

We are so excited to welcome these two program favorites back to Kepler’s in conversation! Pull up a chair and prepare to get lost in the richly drawn and captivating world of The Postmistress of Paris.

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Cost: FREE*
*Please support the bookstore and the author with a book purchase. Free RSVP option is available.
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