Race for Paris

Publisher: HarperCollins Release date: 2015-08-11

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National BestsellerDavid J. Langum, Sr. Prize for American Historical Fiction, Honorary Mention for 2015The 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 endured enormous danger and frustrating obstaclesincluding strict military regulations limiting what women correspondents can. Even so, Liv wants more.Encouraged by her husband, the editor of a New York newspaper, shes 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 Gellhornand with cameos by other famous faces of the timeThe 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.

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Genre: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

Collection: Harper

Type: EPub

Pages: 336

ISBN: 9780062354655

Additional Information

Genre: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

Collection: Harper

Type: EPub

Pages: 336

ISBN: 9780062354655

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