Meg Waite Clayton's first novel, the Bellwether Prize finalist The Language of Light is now available in paperback as a Random House Reader's Circle Selection and a Target Selection for Book Clubs
"Clayton has an old-fashioned sense of narrative and symbolism ... will delight readers searching for a story with meaning, character and drama."—Bookreporter
Nelly Grace is starting over. With her two young sons, Nelly has fled to the simple stone house built by her great-grandfather in the old-moneyed horse country of Maryland in order to escape the grief of her husband’s death—and perhaps find a way back to her first love: photography. Easing her transition into this strange, mannered world is Emma Crofton, the grand matriarch of the foxhunting community, and Emma’s son, Dac, a handsome yet distant horse trainer. As Nelly slowly makes her way back to the camera, she must come to terms with her troubled relationship with her father, a photojournalist who chose fame over family. But when she finally sees him again, Nelly’s fragile new beginning is threatened by revelations of a secret past, and the fears that kept it hidden.