The Avid Reader is proud to welcome author Meg Waite Clayton and her latest historical fiction novel, The Last Train to London, in-store on Friday, September 20th at 7:30 p.m.
More about The Last Train to London:
The plot of Last Train to London follows a little-known true story surrounding the Kindertransport-- the title given to the efforts made by the British government in the run-up to World War II to bring out of Nazi Germany and occupied Austria and Czechoslovakia Jewish children-- and a forgotten heroine whose daring exploits helped save up to 10,000 children as Hitler marched through Europe.
Author Clayton encountered this real-life heroine, who became one of the central characters of her novel, in her early research on the transports. It is a review of a biography on this woman that is the foundation of Clayton’s main character’s actions and her bravery.
Comments former Davis author Karen Joy Fowler, “The Last Train to London is painful, absorbing and unforgettable. A wonderful tribute to courage, to a remarkable woman, to the ones she saved, and the ones she could not.” Fowler continues, “recommend this book to anyone who thinks no single person can make a difference.”
More about Meg Waite Clayton:
Meg Waite Clayton is a New York Times bestselling author of six novels, writer of “Listening In” (a monthly audiobook review column) for the San Francisco Chronicle, as well as a contributor to the Los Angeles Times, New York Times, Washington Post, Forbes, and public radio. Meg’s previous books include Bellwether Prize for Fiction finalist The Language of Light, the Langum Prize Historical Fiction honorable mention The Race for Paris, and The Wednesday Sisters, a bestseller and popular book club choice. A graduate of the University of Michigan and its law school, Meg lives in Palo Alto, California.