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Ohio Center for the Book at Cleveland Public Library Presents a Women's History Month Special Event

2011-03-03 14:55:41

Paula McLain
Author, Paula McLain
Ohio Center for the Book at Cleveland Public Library will present author Paula McLain on Saturday, March 5 at 2:00 p.m., in a Women's History Month special event. This free, multimedia program is open to the public, and will take place in the Louis Stokes Wing Auditorium, East Sixth and Superior. A question-and-answer session will follow Ms. McLain's talk and books will be available for signing, on sale courtesy of A Cultural Exchange.

McLain's second novel, the Paris Wife, has been published to rave reviews around the country. Hailed by Town and Country, Booklist, The Christian Science Monitor and January Magazine as one of the hottest books of the new year, The Paris Wife has been excerpted in Good Housekeeping and is an IndieBound Next Great Read selection for the month of March.

Kirkus Reviews called it "imaginative, elegantly written...evocative and moving--a pleasure to read," and Publishers Weekly said it is a "vivid addition to the complex-woman-behind-the-legendary-man genre."

Told in the voice of Ernest Hemingway's first wife, Hadley Richardson, the novel offers an intimate portrait of bohemian life in 1920s Paris. Featuring the literary stars of the era--F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald, Sherwood Anderson, Ezra Pound, Gertrude Stein, and Alice B. Toklas--The Paris Wife tells the story of a youthful marriage with all its joys and heartaches, its hopes and disappointments.

Paula McLain is the author of Like Family, a highly regarded memoir of life in foster care, two collections of poems, as well as A Ticket to Ride, her acclaimed first novel of growing up in the 1970s. She is the recipient of a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, holds an MFA from the University of Michigan, and has been a resident at both Yaddo and the MacDowell Colony.

She lives in Cleveland Heights with her children.

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Posted 2011-03-03 14:55:41 by Barbara_Loomis.

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