Books by Paula McLain

CIRCLING THE SUN by Paula McLain
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 28, 2015

"Ernest Hemingway, who met Markham on safari two years before her Atlantic crossing, tagged her as 'a high-grade bitch' but proclaimed her 1942 memoir West with the Night 'bloody wonderful.' Readers might even say the same of McLain's sparkling prose and sympathetic reimagining."
A full-throttle dive into the psyche and romantic attachments of Beryl Markham—whose 1936 solo flight across the Atlantic in a two-seater prop plane (carrying emergency fuel in the extra seat) transfixed the world. Read full book review >
THE PARIS WIFE by Paula McLain
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 8, 2011

"A pleasure to read—and a pleasure to see Hadley Richardson presented in a sympathetic light."
An imaginative, elegantly written look inside the marriage of Ernest Hemingway and Hadley Richardson. Read full book review >
A TICKET TO RIDE by Paula McLain
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 8, 2008

"Strange brew."
In this first novel from memoirist and poet McLain (Like Family: Growing Up in Other People's Houses, 2003, etc.), a naïve Midwestern teen gets a visit from her sly, sexy cousin, and trouble ensues. Read full book review >
LIKE FAMILY by Paula McLain
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 18, 2003

"Not a foster-care horror story exactly, but a thoughtful recalling of the emotional toll a life of uncertainty can take."
An unsentimental and thus telling memoir by the middle of three sisters who grew up in a series of foster homes in Fresno, California. Read full book review >