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

She was the 2017–2018 Cuyahoga County Writer-in-Residence and currently serves as a member of the board of trustees of The Mount, Edith Wharton’s home in Lenox, Massachusetts. She practiced law until 2003 and then received her MFA in creative writing from Bennington College. She grew up in Pasadena, California, and now lives on her husband’s family farm outside of Cleveland, Ohio, with their two children.


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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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