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Paula McLain

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Paula McLain received an MFA in poetry from the University of Michigan and has been a resident of Yaddo and the MacDowell Colony. She is the author of two collections of poetry, as well as a memoir, Like Family, and a first novel, A Ticket to Ride. She lives in Cleveland with her family.

Genres: Historical, Mystery
   A Ticket to Ride (2008)
   The Paris Wife (2011)
   Circling the Sun (2015)
   Love and Ruin (2018)
   When the Stars Go Dark (2021)
   Less of Her (poems) (1999)
   Stumble, Gorgeous (poems) (2005)
Series contributed to
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Paula McLain recommends
The Paris Novel (2024)
Ruth Reichl
"You will devour this hopelessly and hopefully romantic novel."
The Swan's Nest (2024)
Laura McNeal
"Compelling, convincing and richly woven, The Swan's Nest conjures the lives of two legendary poets with true drama and nuance. In McNeal's talented hands, we are intimately drawn into the age the Barrett-Browning's lived and loved in, with all of its cultural complexity; into the thorniness of well-meaning but destructive families, and into the fascinating and evocative entanglement of two peerless minds. Gorgeous and provocative storytelling."
Little Monsters (2023)
Adrienne Brodeur
"Gorgeously told, with psychological nuance to spare, Adrienne Brodeur's latest fiction returns us to a world she knows by heart, wind-blown, wave-swept Cape Cod and the fraught, labyrinthine territory beneath the surface of family. This is the work of a seasoned and wonderfully wise storyteller. Brodeur is as masterfully attuned to the complex DNA of kindred secrets and high-risk loyalties as she is empathetic to the specifically tangled lives of the Gardner clan. We ultimately want for them what we want for ourselves, the freedom that comes with hard-won healing and truth telling, and the intimacy that waits if we're brave enough to look back down the loaded barrel of love."

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Books containing stories by Paula McLain
A Paris All Your Own (2017)
Bestselling Women Writers on the City of Light
edited by
Eleanor Brown

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