Paula McLain - "Love and Ruin"

Event date: 
05/21/2018 - 7:00pm

Tickets for this event are $5 and can be used as a coupon off the price of Love and Ruin. Online ticketing has now ended, but you can still buy a ticket at the event. Please also note that this Wellesley Books event will take place at the Wellesley Community Center. 


The bestselling author of The Paris Wife 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

In 1937, twenty-eight-year-old Martha travels alone to Madrid to report on the atrocities of the Spanish Civil War, and becomes drawn to the stories of ordinary people caught in devastating conflict. She also finds herself unexpectedly—and uncontrollably—falling in love with Hemingway, a man already on his way to becoming a legend. In the shadow of the impending Second World War, and set against the tumultuous backdrops of Madrid, Finland, China, Key West, and especially Cuba, where Martha and Ernest make their home, their relationship and professional careers ignite. But when Ernest publishes the biggest literary success of his career, For Whom the Bell Tolls, they are no longer equals, and Martha must make a choice: surrender to the confining demands of being a famous man’s wife, or risk losing Ernest by forging a path as her own woman and writer. It is a dilemma that will force her to break his heart, and her own.

PAULA McLAIN is the New York Times bestselling author of the novels Circling The SunThe Paris Wife, and A Ticket to Ride, the memoir Like Family: Growing Up in Other People’s Houses, and two collections of poetry. She has received fellowships from Yaddo, the MacDowell Colony, and the National Endowment for the Arts. She lives in Cleveland with her family.


*Buy your copy from Wellesley Books in order to meet Paula and have her sign your book at the event. 


Love and Ruin: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781101967386
Availability: Currently Out of Stock - Usually Ships To Store In 1-5 Days
Published: Ballantine Books - May 2018

Event address: 
Wellesley Community Center
219 Washington Street
Wellesley, MA 02481