Paula McLain will Present her New Hardcover Novel ~ Love and Ruin ~ at a BOOK CLUB EVENT!

EVENT OVERVIEW:  Paula McLain, The New York Times Bestselling Author of The Paris Wife and Circling the Sun will Present her New Hardcover Novel Love and Ruin, and discuss her life's work.  This will be a Book Club Evening, and Vivien will give her Book Club Reading Recommendations before Paula's Presentation.  This Event was Co-Presented by Rainy Day Books & Girl Scouts of NE Kansas and NW Missouri.

ABOUT PAULA MCLAIN:  Paula McLain is The New York Times Bestselling Author of these Novels: Circling the Sun, The Paris Wife, and A Ticket to Ride, the Memoir Like Family: Growing Up in Other People's Houses, and 2 Collections of Poetry.  Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, Good Housekeeping, O: The Oprah Magazine, Town & Country, The Guardian, The Huffington Post, and elsewhere.  She lives in Ohio with her family.

ABOUT THE NEW BOOK:  Paula McLain, The New York Times Bestselling Author of The Paris Wife and Circling the Sun 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 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 unexpectedly--and uncontrollably--falling 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 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.

DATE & TIME:  Tuesday, May 08, 2018, at 7:30 PM

LOCATION:  A Rainy Day Books Author Event at Unity Temple on The Plaza, Sanctuary, 707 W 47th Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64112

EVENT FORMAT:  At 7:00 PM, Vivien Jennings, Founder & President of Rainy Day Books, will Present her Book Club Reading Recommendedations.  At 7:30 PM, Paula McLain, The New York Times Bestselling Author of The Paris Wife and Circling the Sun will be Present her New Hardcover Novel Love and Ruin, and discuss her life's work.  A Booksigning will follow the Presentation.  A Stamped Autographing Admission Ticket is required for the Booksigning.

ADMISSION PACKAGE (ADMITS ONE OR TWO):  $28.00 plus Kansas Sales Tax includes One Autographed Hardcover of Love and Ruin, One Stamped Autographing Admission Ticket, and One Guest Admission Ticket (if needed).  It’s your choice, for the same price.

ADVANCE ADMISSION PACKAGE ORDERING IS NOW FORWARDED TO OUR AUTHOR EVENT.  Walk-In Admission Package purchases will be available at our Sales & Service Table in the Unity Temple on The Plaza, Sanctuary Lobby, for this Author Event beginning Tonight, Tuesday, May 08, 2018, at 6:00 PM.

DISCLAIMER:  All Author Event sales are final and non-refundable.  Kansas Sales Tax is charged on all Orders, regardless of destination. Unless otherwise indicated, Authors will only sign books purchased from Rainy Day Books for this event. Additional Signed Books are available for purchase at our Author Event.

Event date: 
Tuesday, May 8, 2018 - 7:30pm
Event address: 
Unity Temple on The Plaza, Sanctuary
707 W 47th Street
Kansas City, MO 64157
Author Genre Terms: 

All Special Orders, Author Events Admission Packages and Author Autographed Book Sales are final and nonrefundable at time of purchase, all other Sales are exchangeable / refundable within 30 Days with Receipt.