Plymouth Book Club
Monday, October 10 @ 7:00PM

The Plymouth Book Club will meet on Monday, October 10 @ 7:00 in the
Meeting Room off of the Narthex. We will be discussing Love and Ruin by
Paula McLain.

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 twentieth century.

In 1937, twenty-eight-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—and uncontrollably—falling in love with 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 man’s 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.

Please join us as we delve into the life of one of the 20th century’s most
celebrated authors!

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