Paula McLain - LOVE AND RUIN

Friday, May 18, 2018 - 7:30pm
2421 Bissonnet St.
Houston, TX 77005

Brazos Bookstore presents Paula McLain, reading from her new book LOVE AND RUIN. This event will take place on May 18.

PLEASE NOTE: The location of this event has changed to Brazos Bookstore, 2421 Bissonnet St., for convenience sake.

This is a ticketed event. Doors open at 7pm. the event starts at 7:30pm. Signing to follow.

After the reading, McLain will be in conversation with Houston author Chris Cander. 

ADMIT ONE tickets are $28.00 plus tax and include a single seat, as well as a hardcover copy of LOVE AND RUIN. If you have purchased a ticket and are unable to attend, please pick up your unclaimed book within two weeks of the event (by June 1).

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 PEOPLE'S HOUSES, and two collections of poetry. 

The bestselling author of THE PARIS WIFE returns to the subject of Ernest Hemingway in a novel about his passionate, stormy marriage to Martha Gellhorn—a fiercely independent, ambitious young woman who would become one of the greatest war correspondents of the 20th century. 

Tickets are nonrefundable.

For more information, please contact the store at 713-523-0701.

Chris Cander is a novelist, children’s book author, screenplay writer, and writer-in-residence for Houston-based Writers in the Schools. Her new novel THE WEIGHT OF A PIANO is forthcoming from Knopf. Her novel WHISPER HOLLOW was selected as an Indie Next pick and nominated for the 2015 Kirkus Prize in fiction and her award-winning novel 11 STORIES was included in Kirkus’s best indie general fiction of 2013. Her children’s book THE WORD BURGLAR received the silver 2014 Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards for Reading Skills & Literacy. Chris well knows that the pen is mightier than the sword, but she’s willing to wield one of those, too. A former fitness competitor and model, she currently holds a 3rd dan in taekwondo and is a certified women’s defensive tactics instructor. She is a member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors, Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, the Author’s Guild, the Writers’ League of Texas, PEN, and MENSA. She lives in Houston with her husband and two children. Learn more at