An Evening with
Paula McLain

Random House Reader's Circle Live Presents a Special Evening

April 30, 2018 in New York, NY

Join Random House Reader’s Circle Live! for A Special Evening with Paula McLain, the New York Times best-selling author of The Paris Wife, and receive a copy of her new novel LOVE AND RUIN (the tumultuous and legendary love story between Martha Gellhorn and Ernest Hemingway) a day before it goes on sale!  The event will be held at our flagship office in New York City on Monday, April 30 from 6:00PM – 8:00PM.

The $50 ticket includes sips (our specialty cocktail, “The Gellhorn”) and nibbles (inspired by the book’s locals) and two books:  a trade paperback copy of The Paris Wife, which will be delivered to your door prior to the event, and an early hardcover edition of LOVE AND RUIN, which you will receive at the event.

To begin, guests will break out into small groups for discussions about The Paris Wife led by Random House staff.  Then Paula will join the group for a conversation with Cosmopolitan’s Laura Brounstein, to share what surprised her while researching her new novel LOVE AND RUIN, and the story behind bringing to life one of history’s most fearless women.

The Random House Reader’s Circle Live! series—held at the publisher’s flagship office in Manhattan—is a chance for readers to come together to discuss a novel provided by Random House. These lively literary gatherings offer guests exclusive access to a deeper conversation with fellow readers, as well as the chance to meet the author for more insight into their stories.


Event Details

What was Included

  • Guaranteed seating
  • A copy of THE PARIS WIFE mailed to your door
  • A hardcover early copy of LOVE AND RUIN
  • In conversation interview, audience Q&A, and book signing with Paula McLain
  • Specialty cocktail, wine & hors d'oeuvres

Date & Time

April 30, 2018
Doors Open at 5:30PM; Book Club begins at 6:00PM to 8:00PM


New York, NY

Random House
1745 Broadway
New York, NY 10019


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Travel Details

Random House Reader's Circle Live!  is held at Random House, located near Columbus Circle in Manhattan. The address is -  1745 Broadway (between 55th and 56th Streets), New York, NY 10019.

Subway N, Q, R, W to 57th Street – 7th Avenue ; B, D, E to 7th Avenue – 53rd Street; 1, A, B, C, D to 59th Street – Columbus Circle

About the Hosts

© Melanie Acevedo

Paula McLain is the New York Times bestselling author of the novels Circling The SunThe Paris Wife, and A Ticket to Ride, the memoir Like Family: Growing Up in Other People’s Houses, and two collections of poetry. She has received fellowships from Yaddo, the MacDowell Colony, and the National Endowment for the Arts. She lives in Cleveland with her family.