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Paula McLain has published two collections of poetry, “Less of Her” and “Stumble, Gorgeous,” both from New Issues Poetry Press, and a memoir entitled “Like Family: Growing Up in Other People's Houses” (Little, Brown, 2003). “A Ticket to Ride,” is her debut novel from Ecco/HarperCollins. She received her MFA in poetry from the University of Michigan in 1996, and has since been a writer-in-residence at Yaddo, The MacDowell Colony, and The Ucross Foundation Residency Program, and received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Ohio Arts Council. Individual poems and essays have appeared in numerous journals, including the Gettysburg Review, Antioch Review, and The New York Times Sunday Magazine. As well as teaching part-t...more

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The Paris Wife
3.75 of 5 stars 3.75 avg rating — 129,765 ratings — published 2011 — 66 editions
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A Ticket to Ride
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Like Family: Growing Up in ...
3.46 of 5 stars 3.46 avg rating — 328 ratings — published 2003 — 8 editions
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Stumble, Gorgeous
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Less of Her: Poems
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The Dirty Napkin (Volume 1....
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Marie Curie
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The Company She Keeps
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December 2011, Paula McLain
"Get a glimpse of the Roaring Twenties in The Paris Wife, a historical novel about the love life of literary giant Ernest Hemingway narrated by his first wife, Hadley." ...More

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“It gave me a sharp kind of sadness to think that no matter how much I loved him and tried to put him back together again, he might stay broken forever.”
Paula McLain, The Paris Wife

“Books could be an incredible adventure. I stayed under my blanket and barely moved, and no one would have guessed how my mind raced and my heart soared with stories.”
Paula McLain, The Paris Wife

“Sometimes I wish we could rub out all of our mistakes and start fresh, from the beginning,' I said. 'And sometimes I think there isn't anything to us but our mistakes.”
Paula McLain, The Paris Wife



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Allie Smith I adore The Paris was wondeful! I went out and bought a Moveable Feast, which I am excited to read. Hope I got the right version, that is good to Hadley!

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