A Race to Splendor – Finalist for the Willa Literary Award for 2011

Set in the tumultuous aftermath of San Francisco’s devastating 1906 earthquake and fire, and based on the lives of several women apprenticed to famed Julia Morgan, California’s first licensed woman architect, this historical novel tells of the fiercely-fought competition between Nob Hill hotels to re-open their doors by the first anniversary of the disaster, proving to the country and the world that the city would rise from the ashes.
Meet the Author - A Race to Splendor
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