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Spring 2013 University Libraries��� Newsletter Bestselling Volume 8, Issue 2 alumna Friends hosting ��� The Paris Wife��� author Paula McLain It���s not like presenting at the Friends of the Libraries luncheon will be Paula McLain���s first time speaking at Central Michigan University. After all, she pursued degrees at CMU, earning bachelor���s degrees in history and English in 1991 and a master���s degree in English in 1993. On occasion McLain also has returned to participate in campus events and poetry readings. But when she speaks at the annual invitation-only Friends event Saturday, June 8, it will be her first time presenting on campus as a New York Times bestselling author, sharing insights into her top novel, ���The Paris Wife,��� in Park Library Auditorium. ���The Paris Wife��� captures the love affair between Ernest Hemingway and his wife Hadley. Set in Paris in the 1920s, the novel unfolds as Hadley Hemingway struggles with her roles as woman, wife, lover, muse, friend and mother. ���We couldn���t be more excited about having Paula McLain as our Friends speaker,��� says Megan Moreno, director of library development and community outreach. ���She has a very engaging topic to talk about, and it really connects with the Libraries��� important Hemingway collection.��� CMU���s Clarke Historical Library holds a substantial collection of material relating to Hemingway���s life in Michigan and serves as the archives of the Michigan Hemingway Society. In addition to her bestselling novel, McLain is the author of two collections of poetry as well as the memoir ���Like Family��� and the novel ���A Ticket to Ride.��� She earned a Master of Fine Arts in poetry from the University of Michigan, and she has been a resident of Yaddo and the MacDowell Colony, two prestigioius retreat locations for writers. McLain currently teaches in the Master of Fine Arts Program in Poetry at New England College and at John Carroll University. She resides with her family in Cleveland. To learn more about attending this event or how you can become a Friend of the Libraries, contact Moreno at 989-774-1826 or ��

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