Cover: Love and Ruin

Review: Love and Ruin

Love and Ruin by Paula McLain Ballentine, 2018. Hardcover, 352 pages. McLain’s newest novel features the story of Martha Gellhorn, a lifelong war correspondent and the third wife of Ernest Hemingway.  It opens with Martha’s life before meeting Hemingway when she worked as an aspiring novelist and sometimes journalist. After her father’s death, Martha, her…

Cover: Prairie Fires

Review: Prairie Fires

Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder by Caroline Fraser Metropolitan Books, 2017. Hardcover, 640 pages. Laura Ingalls Wilder has been popularized through her autobiographical novels, a television show, and a miniseries.  In the last few years, the publication of her posthumous annotated memoir and other books that came about due to that…