Thomas Grant was born in Washington, DC; grew up in Charlotte, North Carolina; earned a BA in English from Princeton University, and lived for many years on New York City's Upper West Side. Since 2004, he has resided in the coastal city of Dalian, in Chinese Manchuria, where he is co-founder and CEO of the Manhattan American School of English. In winter, he can often be found in Wenchang, on Hainan Island ("the Hawaii of China") in the South China Sea. He has written for The New York Times, Our World travel magazine, The Charlotte News, Copley News Service and The Princeton Tiger. Lake Pontchartrain: A Novel of Love and Betrayal is his first novel.
Set largely in the Piedmont region of North and South Carolina, Lake Pontchartrain: A Novel of Love and Betrayal blends memoir with historical fiction to reveal the lives and times of its three principle characters.
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