Claire McMillan is the author of The Necklace and Gilded Age, which was inspired by Edith Wharton’s House of Mirth.

She grew up in and around Pasadena, California, but for some reason people always ask if she grew up in Philadelphia. She  practiced complex corporate litigation in San Francisco until 2003 and then received an MFA in creative writing from Bennington College.

She currently lives on her husband’s family’s farm near Cleveland with their two children.


6 Responses to About

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  2. Elizabeth Dobbs says:

    Loved your book. Thank you for reminding us what is valuable in life. You did Wharton proud.

  3. Patti Delvillan says:

    I’m re-reading your book in anticipation of your upcoming release. Guilted Age is just as nice the second time around!

  4. Margottina Verch says:

    Claire darling,

    Congrats on the publication of your second novel! Always think of you and your intellect quite fondly. So good that both are shared through your writing.


  5. Andrea Christoff says:

    Hi Claire,

    I was late at Lakewood Public Library to talk about book, due to work. Just wanted to express that I liked the book as I found jewelry in a sack of crown royal 10 years after my mother died.

    Sorry I missed you.

    Andrea Christoff

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