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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Meg Waite Clayton  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction

Audience: Adult;

Born: in Washington, D.C.

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Illinois Connection

Meg Clayton was raised in Chicago, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Meg Waite grew up in Wheeling, Palatine and Northbrook, Illinois and now lives in Palo Alto, California. She didn't start out being a novelist, but rather as someone who went off to the University of Michigan thinking she would become a doctor, but emerged after seven years as a corporate lawyer in a tidy blue suit, and it was years later - and only at her husband's gentle reminder that she got up the nerve to give writing a serious try. Her work has now been heard on public radio and been translated into many languages.

Selected Titles At Your Library

The language of light /
ISBN: 0312318014. OCLC Number:

St. Martin's Press,. New York :. 2003.

The Wednesday sisters :
ISBN: 0345502833. OCLC Number:

Ballantine Books,. New York :. 2009, ©2008.

Five young California homemakers forge a bond of friendship that sustains them through the turbulent 1960s and beyond. Meeting weekly, the Wednesday Sisters share a love of writing, literary classics, and the Miss America Pageant--in a moving testament to the mysterious link between friends.

The four Ms. Bradwells :
ISBN: 0345517083. OCLC Number:

Ballantine Books,. New York :. ©2011.

Thirty years ago, Laney, Mia, Betts, and Ginger were roommates and best friends in law school. Collectively nicknamed the Ms. Bradwells by a professor their relationship has weathered marriage, divorce, children, and death, but when Betts's Supreme Court nomination is threatened by questions about the death of a young man at a party they attended decades ago, the women retreat to the scene of the crime--Ginger's mother's summer house--to untangle the past.

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