Paula McLain
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Paula McLain

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. Since then, she has received fellowships from the corporation of Yaddo, the MacDowell Colony, the Ucross Foundation, the Ohio Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts. Her first book of poetry, Less of Her, was published in 1999 from New Issues Press and won a publication grant from the Greenwall Fund of the Academy of American Poets. She's also the author of a second collection of poetry, Stumble, Gorgeous, a memoir, Like Family: Growing Up In Other People's Houses, and the novel, A Ticket to Ride. Her most recent book is The Paris Wife, a fictional account of Ernest Hemingway's first marriage and upstart years in 1920's Paris, as told from the point of view of his wife, Hadley. She lives with her family in Cleveland.

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    • Love and Ruin

    • A Novel
    • By: Paula McLain
    • Narrated by: January LaVoy
    • Length: 11 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 337
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 317
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 313

    The best-selling 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 20th century....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Reflection and Immersion

    • By Jeff P in Houston on 05-13-18

    Regular price: $35.00

    • The Paris Wife

    • A Novel
    • By: Paula McLain
    • Narrated by: Carrington MacDuffie
    • Length: 11 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3,482
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2,726
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2,736

    The Paris Wife captures a remarkable period of time and a love affair between two unforgettable people: Ernest Hemingway and his wife Hadley.....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting and entertaining, well read

    • By SarahHouston on 10-24-11

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Circling the Sun

    • A Novel
    • By: Paula McLain
    • Narrated by: Katharine McEwan
    • Length: 12 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,462
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,122
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,119

    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....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Pro: It made me want to read "West With the Night"

    • By Ilana on 08-01-15

    Regular price: $31.50

    • Like Family

    • Growing Up in Other People's Houses, a Memoir
    • By: Paula McLain
    • Narrated by: Wendy Tremont King
    • Length: 9 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3

    This powerful and haunting memoir details the years Paula McLain and her two sisters spent as foster children after being abandoned by both parents in California in the early 1970s....

    Regular price: $17.49

    • Lady Africa

    • By: Paula McLain
    • Narrated by: Anna Thalbach
    • Length: 7 hrs and 39 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 1

    Stranger than Fiction: Das Leben der britischen Flugpionierin Beryl Markham. Paula McLain, gefeierte Autorin von Madame Hemingway...

    Regular price: $12.98

    • Madame Hemingway

    • By: Paula McLain
    • Narrated by: Karen Marie Jensen
    • Length: 12 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      1 out of 5 stars 1
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    Hadley Richardson er 28 år gammel, da hun møder Ernest Hemingway....

    Regular price: $16.10

    • L'Aviatrice

    • By: Paula McLain
    • Narrated by: Odile Cohen
    • Length: 12 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Beryl Markham a deux ans lorsque sa famille s'installe au Kenya en 1904. Très vite abandonnée par sa mère...

    Regular price: $25.19

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