Love and Ruin (Pre-Recorded Audio Player)

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By Paula McLain (Read by)
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Martha (Marty) Gellhorn, novelist and one of the Great War correspondents of the 20th century began her career at the side of Ernest Hemingway during the Spanish Civil War. From there, they pursued, both together and separately, war stories on the many fronts of the European continent. A passionate and stormy romance ensued, four years while Ernest was still married, and then a marriage that lasted just over four years. Both being wildly independent and competitive created conflicts in their marriage. Marty left. For 60 years she reported on conflicts around the world, from Europe to the Middle East, Vietnam to Central America. Failing eyesight in the 1990’s forced her to retire and she died in 1998 at the age of 89.

— Lynda

Another great Historical Fiction novel by Paula Mclain, following the life path of lesser known war correspondent and writer, Martha Gellhorn and her seven year relationship with Ernest Hemingway. Mclain captures Gellhorns' quest to be her own person rather than live her life Hemingway's shadow. A great tribute to a woman pioneer rising up as a writer in a position exclusively held by men.

— Alexa

May 2018 Indie Next List


“The Paris Wife and Circling the Sun were two of the most successful titles of the last decade for Alabama Booksmith, and Love and Ruin is more proof for the pudding that Paula McLain is a member of the master class of historical fiction writers. This exciting page-turner follows Martha Gellhorn as she reports from the center of the action of the Spanish Civil War, then jeopardizes her reputation and very existence by falling in love with the greatest literary giant of the day, Ernest Hemingway. This spectacular read is fact-based and deliciously entertaining.”
— Jake Reiss, The Alabama Booksmith, Birmingham, AL

Product Details
ISBN: 9781509483853
ISBN-10: 1509483853
Publisher: Random House
Publication Date: May 1st, 2018
Language: English

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