Monday, April 16, 2012

The Paris Wife - Wonderful!

The Paris Wife, by Paul McLain, is a beautiful, well-written novel about Ernest Hemingway and his first wife, Hadley Richardson. Hadley met Hemingway in 1920 when she was 28 and had given up on love and marriage. Hemingway, much younger and an immature writer stole her heart. This is the story of their relationship, marriage and years of joy, frustration and sadness. They head for Paris where they live the life of drinking and very fast living along with many artists of that time. Their group includes F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ezra Pound and Gertrude Stein. Eventually, this fast living catches up with them and gets their marriage into trouble. This novel is full of history. I just couldn’t put it down. Read this book and get to know the real Ernest Hemingway.

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