The Post­mistress of Paris: A Novel

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September 1, 2020

The New York Times best­selling author of The Last Train to Lon­don revis­its the dark ear­ly days of the Ger­man occu­pa­tion in France in this haunt­ing nov­el – a love sto­ry and a tale of high-stakes dan­ger and incom­pa­ra­ble courage – about a young Amer­i­can heiress who helps artists hunt­ed by the Nazis escape from war-torn Europe.

Chica­go heiress Naneé was born with a spir­it of adven­ture; for her, learn­ing to fly is free­dom, as is life in Paris. When Ger­man tanks roll in and most Amer­i­cans flee home, she joins the resis­tance. Known as the Post­mistress because she deliv­ers infor­ma­tion to those in hid­ing, Naneé uses her charms and skill to house the hunt­ed and deliv­er them to safety.

Inspired by the real heiress Mary Jayne Gold, who worked with Var­i­an Fry to smug­gle artists and intel­lec­tu­als out of France, Clay­ton has fash­ioned a sweep­ing tale of romance and dan­ger set in a world aflame with per­son­al and polit­i­cal pas­sion in this sto­ry of an indomitable woman whose strength, brav­ery, and love is a bea­con of hope in a time of terror.

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