Katherine Clark holds an A.B. degree in English from Harvard and a Ph.D. in English from Emory. She is the coauthor of the oral biographies Motherwit: An Alabama Midwife’s Story, with Onnie Lee Logan, and Milking the Moon: A Southerner’s Story of Life on This Planet, with Eugene Walter, a finalist for a National Book Critics Circle award. The Harvard Bride, the third in her series of Mountain Brook novels featuring Norman Laney and his students, is preceded by The Headmaster’s Darlings and All the Governor’s Men and will be followed by The Ex-suicide, forthcoming from the University of South Carolina Press’s Story River Books, as is her oral biography of Pat Conroy. Clark lives on the Gulf Coast.