Paula McLain - Author

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Paula McLain received an MFA in poetry from the University of Michigan and has been awarded fellowships from Yaddo, the MacDowell Colony, and the National Endowment for the Arts. She is the author of two collections of poetry, as well as a memoir, Like Family, and a novel, A Ticket to Ride. She lives in Cleveland with her family.

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Love and Ruin

Love and Ruin

Author: Paula McLain Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/06/2018

In 1937, courageous and independent Martha Gellhorn travels to Madrid to report on the atrocities of the Spanish Civil War, and finds herself drawn to the stories of ordinary people caught in devastating conflict. She also finds herself unexpectedly - and uncontrollably - falling in love with Ernest Hemingway, a man already on his way to being a legend. In the shadow of the impending Second World War, and set against the tumultuous backdrops of Madrid, Finland, China, and especially Cuba, where Martha and Hemingway made their home, their relationship and professional careers ignite. But when Hemingway publishes the biggest literary success of his career, they are no longer equals, and Martha must make a choice: surrender to the suffocating demands of a domestic lifestyle, or risk losing her husband by forging her way as her own woman and writer. It is a dilemma that will force her to break his heart, and her own. Based on a true story Martha Gellhorn was one of the greatest war correspondents of the 20th century FOR WHOM THE BELLS TOLLS was dedicated to Martha, and inspired by the time they were together in Spain. It was Hemingway's most successful book to date, it sold half a million copies within months, was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, and triumphantly reestablished his literary reputation

Love and Ruin

Love and Ruin

Author: Paula McLain Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/05/2018

In 1937, courageous and independent Martha Gellhorn travels to Madrid to report on the atrocities of the Spanish Civil War, and finds herself drawn to the stories of ordinary people caught in devastating conflict. She also finds herself unexpectedly - and uncontrollably - falling in love with Ernest Hemingway, a man already on his way to being a legend. In the shadow of the impending Second World War, and set against the tumultuous backdrops of Madrid, Finland, China, and especially Cuba, where Martha and Hemingway made their home, their relationship and professional careers ignite. But when Hemingway publishes the biggest literary success of his career, they are no longer equals, and Martha must make a choice: surrender to the suffocating demands of a domestic lifestyle, or risk losing her husband by forging her way as her own woman and writer. It is a dilemma that will force her to break his heart, and her own. Based on a true story Martha Gellhorn was one of the greatest war correspondents of the 20th century FOR WHOM THE BELLS TOLLS was dedicated to Martha, and inspired by the time they were together in Spain. It was Hemingway's most successful book to date, it sold half a million copies within months, was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, and triumphantly reestablished his literary reputation

Love and Ruin

Love and Ruin

Author: Paula McLain Format: eBook Release Date: 01/05/2018

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER *; The bestselling author of The Paris Wife returns to the subject of Ernest Hemingway in a novel about his passionate, stormy marriage to Martha Gellhorna 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 Gellhorn 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 the devastating conflict. It's the adventure she's been looking for and her chance to prove herself a worthy journalist in a field dominated by men. But she also finds herself unexpectedlyand uncontrollablyfalling in love with Hemingway, a man on his way to becoming a legend. In the shadow of the impending Second World War, and set against the turbulent backdrops of Madrid and Cuba, Martha and Ernest's relationship and their 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 could force her to break his heart, and hers. Heralded by Ann Patchett as ';the new star of historical fiction,' Paula McLain brings Gellhorn's story richly to life and captures her as a heroine for the ages: a woman who will risk absolutely everything to find her own voice.Praise forLove and Ruin';In thisheart-tugging follow-up [toThe Paris Wife], we meet Martha Gellhorn, a correspondent during the Spanish Civil War, who wasthe thirdandperhaps most intriguingof [Hemingway's] wives. The title says it all.'People';Propulsive. . .highly engaging. . .McLain does an excellent job portraying a woman with dreams who isn't afraid to make them real. . . .Her work around the world . . . is presented inmeticulous, hair-raising passages. . . .The book is fueled by her questing spirit, which asks, Why must a woman decide between being a war correspondent and a wife in her husband's bed?'The New York Times Book Review';[The] scenes of professional rivalry and seesawing imbalance are some of McLain's best. . . .McLain's legions of fans will relish the inspiration of a gutsy woman who discovers she doesn't need a man at her side, after all.'The Boston Globe

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Author: Paula McLain, Ганна Руль Format: eBook Release Date: 27/03/2017

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Circling the Sun

Circling the Sun

Author: Paula McLain Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/08/2016

A RICHARD & JUDY BOOK CLUB PICK 'Thrilling...sun-soaked, gin-fuelled...A totally absorbing and compelling read.' Richard & Judy The author of The Paris Wife takes us to the heart of another true story: set in 1920s colonial Kenya, Circling the Sun is about an unforgettable woman who lives by nobody's rules but her own. She was a daughter of Edwardian England, transplanted to Kenya as a young girl by parents who dreamed of life on an African farm. But by the time Beryl Markham was sixteen, that dream had fallen apart. Catapulted into a disastrous marriage, she emerged from its wreckage with one idea: to take charge of her own destiny. Circling the Sun takes us from the brittle glamour of the 1920s Happy Valley set, fuelled by gin and adultery, to the loneliness of life as a scandalous divorcee; from the spectacular beauty of the Kenyan landscape to the manicured lawns of Nairobi's Muthaiga Club. Dazzlingly beautiful, brave, passionate and reckless, Beryl is an unforgettable heroine, whose tragic loss in love compels her to pursue her own dream - of flight, and freedom.

parizsi feleseg

parizsi feleseg

Author: Paula McLain Format: eBook Release Date: 01/06/2016

A tobb mint 700 000 peldanyban eladott konyv Ernest Hemingway es elso felesege, Hadley Richardson szivszorito szerelmenek tortenete. Hadley halk szavu, huszonnyolc eves no, aki mar-mar lemond arrol, hogy valaha is szerelmes es boldog lehet, amikor 1920-ban Chicagoban megismerkedik Ernest Hemingwayjel. Rabul ejti a jokepu fiatal ferfi lobbanekony termeszete es szenvedelyes vagya, hogy irova valjon. A rovid udvarlast es a gyors hazassagkotest kovetoen hajora szallnak Parizs fele, es hamarosan az ott elo amerikaiak - koztuk Gertrude Stein, Ezra Pound, F. Scott es Zelda Fitzgerald - szines es szeszelyes tarsasaganak unnepelt parja lesz beloluk. A kavehazak szabados erkolcsu vilaga azonban ellentetben all a csalad es a monogamia hagyomanyos ertekeivel. Hadley feltekenyseggel es onbizalomhiannyal viaskodik, Ernest pedig igeretes iroi karrierjenek elinditasan faradozik. Parizs tele van csabitassal, es a hazasparnak szembesulnie kell a veszellyel: Hemingway arulasa az irodalomtortenet egyik legszebb szerelmenek veget jelentheti. "e;Milyen hihetetlenul naivak voltunk mindketten azon az esten. Szorosan kapaszkodtunk egymasba, betarthatatlan igereteket tettunk, amelyeket nem lett volna szabad hangosan kimondanunk. Neha ilyen a szerelem. Mar akkor jobban szerettem ot, mint addigi eletem soran barkit vagy barmit. Tudtam, hogy feltetlen szuksege van ram, es azt akartam, hogy ez orokke igy legyen."e; A konyvhoz keszult ajanlo fuzetet itt letoltheti: A parizsi feleseg - reszlet

Napkeringo

Napkeringo

Author: Paula McLain Format: eBook Release Date: 01/06/2016

"e;Egy nap Karen majd konyvet ir rola - megirja ot, es ezzel orokre eggye kovacsolja kettejuket. Es en hianyzom majd azokrol a lapokrol."e; Karen Blixen nevet szeles korben ismertte tette az emlekiratain alapulo Tavol Afrikatol cimu mozi, amely a dan barono es az angol Denys Finch Hatton szerelmerol szol. Am arrol nem mesel a film, hogy ebben a kapcsolatban letezett egy titokzatos harmadik... Paula McLain, A parizsi feleseg cimu sikerkonyv szerzonoje uj regenyeben az 1920-as evek Kenyajanak gyarmati vilagaba repiti vissza az olvasot. A Napkeringo a felelmet nem ismero es elbuvolo fiatal angol arisztokratanak, Beryl Markhamnak allit emleket. Beryl egy angol lord gyermekekent no fel Brit Kelet-Afrikaban, a kesobbi Kenyaban. Miutan az edesanyja elhagyja, apja es a birtokukon elo kipszigisz torzs neveli fel. Szabadon csatangol, bennszulott fiukkal fut versenyt, es mindent megtanul a versenylovakrol. Rendhagyo neveltetesnek koszonhetoen ontorvenyu fiatal nove cseperedik, aki lelkes rajongoja a vadonnak, es minden porcikajaban erti es erzi a termeszet finom egyensulyat. Am egy nap minden, amit addig ismert es szeretett, semmive foszlik, es Beryl vegzetes kapcsolatok soraba menekul. Szokatlan stilusaval felkelti a Boldog-volgyi tarsasagkent elhiresult bohem es dekadens kozosseg figyelmet, es lelki tarsat talal Karen Blixen ironoben es szerelmeben, Denys Finch Hattonben. Vegul ez a karizmatikus kalandor lesz az, aki utat mutat Berlynek sajat szive vadregenyes utvesztojeben. Szenvedelyes szerelmukben talal ra onmagara es hivatasara - a repulesre. McLain elsopro ereju tortenete a 20. szazad eleji Afrika varazslatos videken jarva egy rendkivuli no eletet tarja elenk, aki joval megelozte sajat korat, s volt mersze szabadnak lenni, meg akkor is, ha ezert nagy arat kellett fizetnie. Rabul ejto olvasmany az elszantsagrol es az akarat erejerol. A Konyvjelzo magazin 2015. novemberi szamaban megjelent cikk: Kozel Afrikahoz

Circling the Sun

Circling the Sun

Author: Paula McLain Format: eBook Release Date: 28/07/2015

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER *;NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NPR, BOOKPAGE, AND SHELF AWARENESS*;';Paula McLain is considered the new star of historical fiction, and for good reason. Fans of The Paris Wife will be captivated by Circling the Sun, which . . . is both beautifully written and utterly engrossing.'Ann Patchett, Country LivingPaula McLain, author of the phenomenal bestseller The Paris Wife, now returns with her keenly anticipated new novel, transporting readers to colonial Kenya in the 1920s. Circling the Sun brings to life a fearless and captivating womanBeryl Markham, a record-setting aviator caught up in a passionate love triangle with safari hunter Denys Finch Hatton and Karen Blixen, who as Isak Dinesen wrote the classic memoir Out of Africa.Brought to Kenya from England as a child and then abandoned by her mother, Beryl is raised by both her father and the native Kipsigis tribe who share his estate. Her unconventional upbringing transforms Beryl into a bold young woman with a fierce love of all things wild and an inherent understanding of nature's delicate balance. But even the wild child must grow up, and when everything Beryl knows and trusts dissolves, she is catapulted into a string of disastrous relationships.Beryl forges her own path as a horse trainer, and her uncommon style attracts the eye of the Happy Valley set, a decadent, bohemian community of European expats who also live and love by their own set of rules. But it's the ruggedly charismatic Denys Finch Hatton who ultimately helps Beryl navigate the uncharted territory of her own heart. The intensity of their love reveals Beryl's truest self and her fate: to fly.Set against the majestic landscape of early-twentieth-century Africa, McLain's powerful tale reveals the extraordinary adventures of a woman before her time, the exhilaration of freedom and its cost, and the tenacity of the human spirit.Praise for Circling the Sun';In McLain's confident hands, Beryl Markham crackles to life, and we readers truly understand what made a woman so far ahead of her time believe she had the power to soar.'Jodi Picoult, author of Leaving Time';Enchanting . . . a worthy heir to [Isak] Dinesen . . . Like Africa as it's so gorgeously depicted here, this novel will never let you go.'The Boston Globe';Famed aviator Beryl Markham is a novelist's dream. . . . [A] wonderful portrait of a complex woman who liveddefiantlyon her own terms.'People (Book of the Week)';Circling the Sun soars.'Newsday';Captivating . . . [an] irresistible novel.'The Seattle Times';Like its high-flying subject, Circling the Sun is audacious and glamorous and hard not to be drawn in by. Beryl Markham may have married more than once, but she was nobody's wife.'Entertainment Weekly';[An] eloquent evocation of Beryl's daring life.'O: The Oprah Magazine';Markham's life is the stuff of legend. . . . McLain has created a voice that is lush and intricate to evoke a character who is enviably brave and independent.'NPR';Bold, absorbing fiction.'New York Daily News';Paula McLain has such a gift for bringing characters to life. I loved discovering the singular Beryl Markham, with all her strengths and passions and complexities.'Jojo Moyes, author of Me Before YouFrom the Hardcover edition.

Paris Wife

Paris Wife

Author: Paula McLain Format: eBook Release Date: 22/02/2011

A deeply evocative story of ambition and betrayal, The Paris Wife captures a remarkable period of time and a love affair between two unforgettable people: Ernest Hemingway and his wife Hadley.Chicago, 1920: Hadley Richardson is a quiet twenty-eight-year-old who has all but given up on love and happinessuntil she meets Ernest Hemingway and her life changes forever. Following a whirlwind courtship and wedding, the pair set sail for Paris, where they become the golden couple in a lively and volatile groupthe fabled ';Lost Generation'that includes Gertrude Stein, Ezra Pound, and F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald. Though deeply in love, the Hemingways are ill prepared for the hard-drinking and fast-living life of Jazz Age Paris, which hardly values traditional notions of family and monogamy. Surrounded by beautiful women and competing egos, Ernest struggles to find the voice that will earn him a place in history, pouring all the richness and intensity of his life with Hadley and their circle of friends into the novel that will become The Sun Also Rises. Hadley, meanwhile, strives to hold on to her sense of self as the demands of life with Ernest grow costly and her roles as wife, friend, and muse become more challenging. Despite their extraordinary bond, they eventually find themselves facing the ultimate crisis of their marriagea deception that will lead to the unraveling of everything they've fought so hard for. A heartbreaking portrayal of love and torn loyalty, The Paris Wife is all the more poignant because we know that, in the end, Hemingway wrote that he would rather have died than fallen in love with anyone but Hadley.

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