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Wednesday, August 1, 2018

SPOTLIGHT: Beautiful Exiles by Meg Waite Clayton @megwclayton @luauthors

Beautiful Exiles 
by Meg Waite Clayton


Romance and Historical Fiction - "BEAUTIFUL EXILES captures the voice, tenacity, and strength of Martha Gellhorn, one of the greatest female writers of the last century, while simultaneously examining one of the biggest names in literature, Ernest Hemingway.  Through extensive research and creativity, Meg Waite Clayton beautifully weaves together the stories of these two literary talents while also shedding light on headstrong Martha's struggle to maintain her career and independence in the midst of an intoxicating romance."

From New York Times bestselling author Meg Waite Clayton comes a riveting novel based on one of the most volatile and intoxicating real-life love affairs of the twentieth century.

Key West, 1936. Headstrong, accomplished journalist Martha Gellhorn is confident with words but less so with men when she meets disheveled literary titan Ernest Hemingway in a dive bar. Their friendship—forged over writing, talk, and family dinners—flourishes into something undeniable in Madrid while they’re covering the Spanish Civil War.

Martha reveres him. The very married Hemingway is taken with Martha—her beauty, her ambition, and her fearless spirit. And as Hemingway tells her, the most powerful love stories are always set against the fury of war. The risks are so much greater. They’re made for each other.

With their romance unfolding as they travel the globe, Martha establishes herself as one of the world’s foremost war correspondents, and Hemingway begins the novel that will win him the Nobel Prize for Literature. Beautiful Exiles is a stirring story of lovers and rivals, of the breathless attraction to power and fame, and of one woman—ahead of her time—claiming her own identity from the wreckage of love.

Meg Waite Clayton is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of five novels, including the Langum-Prize honored The Race for Paris and PEN/Bellwether Prize finalist The Language of Light. Entertainment Weekly named her novel The Wednesday Sisters one of “25 Essential Best Friend Novels” of all time. Clayton has written for the Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The San Francisco Chronicle, San Jose Mercury News, Writer's Digest, Runner's World, and public radio. A graduate of the University Michigan and its law school, she now lives in California. Find her at:;; @megwclayton.

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