Paula McLain, Bestselling Author of "Circling the Sun"
Mid-Columbia Reads welcomes Paula McLain, New York Times and international bestselling author of "The Paris Wife," whose newest novel "Circling the Sun" is one of the 2016 Mid-Columbia Reads selections. Enjoy a special presentation by the author, and pick up a free copy of the book (while supplies last) at the Art Fuller Auditorium at Kennewick High School, located at 500 S. Dayton St. in Kennewick.
McLain was born in Fresno, California in 1965. After being abandoned by both parents, she and her two sisters became wards of the California Court System, moving in and out of various foster homes for the next fourteen years. When she aged out of the system, she supported herself by working as a nurses' aid in a convalescent hospital, a pizza delivery girl, an auto-plant worker, a cocktail waitress–before discovering she could (and very much wanted to) write. She received her MFA in poetry from the University of Michigan in 1996.
Mid-Columbia Reads is a month-long literary festival which encourages communities throughout the region to engage with the same books while exploring and celebrating the written and spoken word. Click here to learn more about Mid-Columbia Reads and see the full list of events.