Author Paula McLain

Paula McLain and cover of book Love and Ruin

Please join us on Tuesday, January 29, to hear New York Times bestselling author Paula McLain talk about her latest novel, Love and Ruin. After her talk, Paula will be pleased to sign copies of her book, which is available in hardcover now, with the paperback being published on January 15.

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Paula McLain is the author of the New York Times bestselling novels The Paris Wife and Circling the Sun. In Love and Ruin, Paula returns to the subject of Ernest Hemingway in a novel about his passionate, stormy marriage to Martha Gellhorn—a fiercely independent, ambitious young woman who would become one of the greatest war correspondents of the twentieth century.

Paula McLain was born in Fresno, California in 1965. After being abandoned by both parents, she and her two sisters became wards of the California Court System, moving in and out of various foster homes for the next fourteen years. When she aged out of the system, she supported herself by working as a nurses aid in a convalescent hospital, a pizza delivery girl, an auto-plant worker, a cocktail waitress–before discovering she could (and very much wanted to) write. She received her MFA in poetry from the University of Michigan in 1996.

She is the author of The Paris Wife, a New York Times and international bestseller, which has been published in thirty-four languages. The recipient of fellowships from Yaddo, The MacDowell Colony, the Cleveland Arts Prize, the Ohio Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts, she is also the author of two collections of poetry; a memoir, Like Family, Growing up in Other People’s Houses; and a first novel, A Ticket to Ride. She lives with her family in Cleveland.

Event date: 
Tuesday, January 29, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Event address: 
103 W. Marion Avenue
Punta Gorda, FL 33950
Love and Ruin: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781101967393
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Ballantine Books - January 15th, 2019

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The bestselling author of The Paris Wife brings to life the story of Martha Gellhorn—a fiercely independent, ambitious woman ahead of her time, who would become one of the greatest war correspondents of the twentieth century.


Love and Ruin: A Novel Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781101967386
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Published: Ballantine Books - May 1st, 2018

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The bestselling author of The Paris Wife brings to life the story of Martha Gellhorn—a fiercely independent, ambitious woman ahead of her time, who would become one of the greatest war correspondents of the twentieth century.