The Race for Paris

The Race for Paris

by Meg Waite Clayton


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ISBN-13: 9780062354631
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 08/11/2015
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Meg Waite Clayton is the New York Times bestselling author of four previous novels: The Four Ms. Bradwells; The Wednesday Sisters; The Language of Light, a finalist for the Bellwether Prize; and The Wednesday Daughters. She's written for the Los Angeles Times, the New York Times, the Washington Post, the San Jose Mercury News, Forbes, Writer's Digest, Runner's World, and public radio. A graduate of the University of Michigan Law School, she lives in Palo Alto, California.

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The Race for Paris 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
CHLong More than 1 year ago
I don't normally read WW2 books but this book was compelling and different. It's the story of two women, one a journalist and the other a photojournalist, who wrangle their way to the front lines to cover the war. Based on composites of true women journalists, the book engaged me in a way I did not expect, carrying me through the trenches and the trauma with style and force. The book is beautifully written, astonishing in its detail without its ever feeling forced or gratuitous. This book truly deserves its five stars.
Jane_Wilson More than 1 year ago
This breathtaking novel is the best book I've read in a very long time. It's so captivating, I read it in one sitting, and returned later to read it again, only to enjoy it even more. A great read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A powerful story of women journalists and photojournalists determined to cover the end of WWII in the face of both physical dangers at the front and discrimination that tried to stop them from doing the work they fiercely wished to do. The book combines the intensity of first hand experience of war with a subtlety of emotion that makes for an unforgettable story, and the main characters won my heart from the first moment of the book to its last page. Beautifully written, captivating, and a remarkable portrait of a time and place. Highly recommend!
AdamBB More than 1 year ago
A look at WWII I haven't seen before. (And I've read just about everything about WWII.) This remarkable novel is told from the perspective of three people covering the war rather than fighting it, a British photographer and two American women journalists he helps out. Cameos by some of the real journalist who covered the war, like Ernie Pyle and Robert Capa. A page turner.
Felicity-M More than 1 year ago
I laughed, I cried and I couldn't put it down. This was a beautifully told story about an ugly time in our history, and one I will never forget. It's about strong women and strong men, journalists and photographers, courage (or is it bravery) and friendship and love. I absolutely adored everything about this book from the writing to the characters in it, to the plot that just rips along. The story was fiction, but so much was real that it felt real. (Clearly a lot of research, but the research blended beautifully.) I would highly recommend this book to fans of historical fiction, fans of relationship stories, fans of fine writing, and ... well, just about anyone.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Thoughtful exploration of the lives of women journalists in WWII, and moving story of friendship and love
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Author obviously did lots of research especially Nancy Sorel Caldwell but doesnt begin to convey what the real women accomplished - despite being subject to military restrictions meant to keep women far from any battlefields. Chosing Paris is obvious. But St. Lo, Remagen bridge, theBattle of the Bulge, or crosding the Elbe were much more important and women correspondents were present at all. Afraid this book manages to turn the WW2 women journalists into very ordinary people.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
An easy read.
KrittersRamblings More than 1 year ago
check out the full review at Kritters Ramblings A historical fiction that is completely based on truth and I loved that behind the fiction there was a layer of truth. Jane is a reporter and Liv a photographer and they by chance meet covering a medic hospital nowhere near the front line. Liv charges Jane with the idea to try to make it to Paris and the front line before everything is freed, so they can be the first to report - big problem is they don't have the credentials and will have to go without anyone knowing. This was a fun adventure. There was definitely a lot of war things which at moments weren't completely entertaining but they were necessary to know where in the timeline they were. Usually I can say that historical fiction doesn't feel like a textbook, but there were moments where this one felt like a lot of facts.
SUEHAV More than 1 year ago
Good premise but way too wordy and descriptive.