Love and Ruin Characters

Paula McLain
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Martha Gellhorn

Martha Gellhorn is a woman in her twenties who is trying to figure out her place as a writer. She returns home to live with her mother after her father dies. While on a vacation in Florida, Martha meets Ernest Hemingway. Martha tells Ernest that she wants to be a war correspondent and Ernest is willing to help her.

Martha is ambitious and takes on the challenge of being a war correspond head first. Martha knows that she is an amateur among Hemingway and his friends, but she wants to find her voice. After seeing a young boy killed in the street in Spain, Martha begins to write. She understands that her subject matter may be dark, but knows that dark stories need to be told as well.

During her time in Spain, Martha begins a romantic relationship with Ernest. At first Martha is reluctant to become...

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