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Paula McLain (born 1965) is an American author best known for her novel, The Paris Wife, a fictionalized account of Ernest Hemingway's first marriage which became a long-time New York Times bestseller. She has published two collections of poetry, a memoir about growing up in the foster system, and the novel A Ticket to Ride. Biography McLain was born in 1965 in Fresno, California. Her mother vanished when she was four, and her father was in and out of jail, leaving McLain and her sisters (one older, one younger) moving in and out of various foster homes for the next fourteen years, an ordeal described "with a dispassionate grace that puts a human face, actually three human faces, on the alarming statistics" in her memoir, Like Family: Growing Up in Other People's Houses When she aged out of the system, she supported herself by working in various jobs before discovering she could write. She received an MFA in poetry from the University of Michigan and has been a resident of Yaddo and the MacDowell Colony as well as the recipient of fellowships from the Ohio Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts. She lives in Cleveland with her family. Bibliography Novels A Ticket to Ride (2008) The Paris Wife (2011) Circling the Sun (2015) (L'aviatrice en français) Love and Ruin (2018) When the Stars Go Dark (2021)Nonfiction Like Family: Growing Up in Other People's Houses (2003)Poetry Less of Her (1999, New Issues Poetry Press) Stumble, Gorgeous, (2005, New Issues Poetry Press)References. Discover the Paula Mclain popular books. Find the top 100 most popular Paula Mclain books.

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  • A History of Wild Places synopsis, comments

    A History of Wild Places

    Shea Ernshaw

    In this “riveting, atmospheric thriller that messes with your mind in the best way” (Laini Taylor, New York Times bestselling author), three residents of a secluded, seemingly peac...

  • A Ticket to Ride synopsis, comments

    A Ticket to Ride

    Paula McLain

    In the long, hot Illinois summer of 1973, insecure, motherless Jamie falls under the dangerous spell of her older, more worldly cousin Fawn, who’s come to stay with Jamie and her u...

  • When the Stars Go Dark by Paula McLain Summary synopsis, comments

    When the Stars Go Dark by Paula McLain Summary


    This is not a book by Paula McLain, nor is it affiliated with her, but an independent publication by SmartReads, that summarizes the book in detail. This is A Summary Book. Deta...

  • No Place for a Lady synopsis, comments

    No Place for a Lady

    Gill Paul

    Praise for Gill Paul: ‘A cleverly crafted novel and an enthralling story… A triumph.’ DINAH JEFFERIES ‘Gripping, romantic and evocative of its time.’ LULU TAYLOR The year is 1854,...

  • More Miracle Than Bird synopsis, comments

    More Miracle Than Bird

    Alice Miller

    “Marvelous.” Paula McLainA New York Times Book Review Summer Reading SelectionOn the eve of World War I, twentyoneyearold Georgie HydeLees meets the acclaimed poet W. B. Yeats...

  • Paris, 7 A.M. synopsis, comments

    Paris, 7 A.M.

    Liza Wieland

    “A marvel of lost innocence” (O, The Oprah Magazine) that reimagines three lifechanging weeks poet Elizabeth Bishop spent in Paris amidst the imminent threat of World War II. June ...

  • Out In The Midday Sun synopsis, comments

    Out In The Midday Sun

    Elspeth Huxley

    Elspeth Huxley captivated readers throughout the world with her 'memories of an African childhood' in THE FLAME TREES OF THIKA and THE MOTTLED LIZARD. In this final volume ...

  • When the Stars Go Dark synopsis, comments

    When the Stars Go Dark

    Paula McLain

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER GOOD MORNING AMERICA BUZZ PICK “A total departure for the author of The Paris Wife, McLain’s emotionally intense and exceptionally wellwritten...

  • Leonora in the Morning Light synopsis, comments

    Leonora in the Morning Light

    Michaela Carter

    One of Oprah Daily’s Most Anticipated Historical Fiction Novels That Will Sweep You Away“Michaela Carter’s training as a poet and painter shines through from the first page of this...

  • Swimming Lessons synopsis, comments

    Swimming Lessons

    Claire Fuller

    An Oprah Editor's Pick and NPR Best Book of the Year From the author of the awardwinning and wordofmouth sensation Our Endless Numbered Days comes an exhilarati...

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    El tiempo entre costuras

    María Dueñas

    An outstanding success around the world, The Time in Between has sold more than two million copies and inspired the Spanish television series based on the book, dubbed by the media...

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    The Flying Circus

    Susan Crandall

    The awardwinning, national bestselling author of Whistling Past the Graveyard sends an unlikely trio on an exhilarating adventure high above the American Midwest of the 1920s in a ...

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    The Time In Between

    María Dueñas

    The inspiring international bestseller of a seemingly ordinary woman who uses her talent and courage to transform herself first into a prestigious couturier and then into an underc...

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    Crossing the Horizon

    Laurie Notaro

    Soar back to the fearless 1920s with #1 New York Times bestselling writer Laurie Notarobeloved author of The Idiot Girls’ Action Adventure Clubin a “captivating historical” (Kirkus...