Love and Ruin Setting

Paula McLain
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Spain

Spain is where Martha and Ernest first begin their relationship while reporting on the Spanish Civil War. It is where Martha witnesses a young boy die in the street, which has a profound effect on her personally and in her writing.

Cuba

Cuba is where Martha and Ernest live together. It is where they both write and spend their marriage. It is also where Martha gets to know Ernest’s three sons.

France

France is where Martha sneaks onto a hospital ship during D-Day and is able to report about the invasion during WWII. Martha is arrested after being discovered on the ship the next day.

St. Louis, MO

St. Louis, MO is where Martha grew up. Her family lives there and Martha returns home to live with her mother following the death of her father.

Helsinki, Finland

Helsinki, Finland is where Martha travels to write about the...

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