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Paula McLain at the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts
Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts
Brookfield, WI
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May 06, 2018 3:00 PM

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General with copy of book $32.00
Admission to Paula McLain plus a copy of Love and Ruin  
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Paula McLain at the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts
The Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts, Oconomowoc's Books & Company, and Milwaukee's Boswell Book Company present a very special afternoon with Paula McLain, the bestselling author of The Paris Wife. McLain returns to the subject of Ernest Hemingway in Love and Ruin, a novel about Hemingway's passionate, stormy marriage to Martha Gellhorn, the fiercely independent, ambitious young woman who would become one of the greatest war correspondents of the twentieth century.

Tickets are $32.00 and include admission to the event, all taxes and fees, and a copy of Love and Ruin. The ticket link is

In 1937, 28-year-old Martha 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 devastating conflict. She also finds herself unexpectedly falling in love with Ernest Hemingway, a man already on his way to becoming a legend. In the shadow of the impending Second World War, and set against the tumultuous backdrops of Madrid, Finland, China, Key West, and especially Cuba, where Martha and Ernest make their home, their relationship and 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 mans wife, or risk losing Ernest by forging a path as her own woman and writer. It is a dilemma that will force her to break his heart, and her own.

The Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts is located at 19805 W Capitol Dr, in Brookfield's Mitchell Park.

About the Author: Paula McLain is The New York Times bestselling author of the novels Circling the Sun, The Paris Wife, and A Ticket to Ride, the memoir Like Family: Growing Up in Other Peoples Houses, and two collections of poetry. She has received fellowships from Yaddo, the MacDowell Colony, and the National Endowment for the Arts.



Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts (View)
19805 W Capitol Dr
Brookfield, WI 53045
United States

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Arts > Literary

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Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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