The Last Train to London
Meg Waite Clayton
Sunday Oct 25 | Noon
The New York Times bestselling author of Beautiful Exiles conjures her best novel yet, a pre-World War II-era story with the emotional resonance of Orphan Train and All the Light We Cannot See, centering on the Kindertransports that carried thousands of children out of Nazi-occupied Europe—and one brave woman who helped them escape to safety. Truus Wijsmuller, a member of the Dutch resistance, risks her life smuggling Jewish children out of Nazi Germany to the nations that will take them. It is a mission that becomes even more dangerous after the Anschluss—Hitler’s annexation of Austria—as, across Europe, countries close their borders to the growing number of refugees desperate to escape.
Meg Waite Clayton’s National Jewish Book Award finalist The Last Train to London is a national bestseller in the U.S., Canada, and Europe. Her screenplay for the novel was chosen for the prestigious Meryl Streep and Nicole Kidman, sponsored by The Writers Lab. Meg’s novels include: The Race for Paris and The Wednesday Sisters. A graduate of the University of Michigan Law School, she has published over 100 short pieces in The Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Forbes, and Runners World.