William A. Thau

Our Classmate Novelist

WGHS Class of 1958

Bill Thau, our classmate novelist, has released his second novel, The Source Code. This follows on the heels of his first novel, Non Recourse. A typical comment from those who read his first novel include "I took Non Recourse on vacation with me and was so engrossed in the plot that I couldn't put it down. It is a real page-turner". The Source Code promises to be even more engaging.

If you would like to sneak a peek into either of these books, simply click of the book cover and you can read the Prologue

You may find these books at the likes of Barnes and Noble, Borders and similar online book sellers such as Amazon.com and Barnesandnoble.com as well as Bill's brother's Gift Shop in Kirkwood, Missouri.

About the Author

Author William A Thau grew up in Webster Groves (Class of 1958). His brother, Christopher Thau, is the owner of Christophers' Gift Shop in Kirkwood. Signed copies of both of Bill's books, "Non-Recourse" and "The Source Code", are available at Christopher's, 127 Argonne, Kirkwood, MO 63122.

Bill is a former partner of a major Dallas law firm and is now retired in St. Simons Island, GA, where he lives with his wife Jane. Note: While as the head of the real estate practice group at the Texas law firm, he observed firsthand the demise of more than 400 financial institutions and various real estate and construction companies. Bill has used those observations along with research into the current Vatican bank scandal as the basis for his first novel, Non-Recourse. Writing has become his new avocation and this has lead to his second novel, The Source Code.

Bill graduated first from Webster Groves High School in 1958, and then from Georgia Tech and the University of Texas Law School. He has lectured extensively and has written articles and books on a variety of legal subject, including articles published in the Real Estate Review of New York University and the Texas Law Review, and a book dealing with complex real estate transactions. He has been recognized by his peers in the Best Lawyers in America for more than 20 years.