Wednesday, June 20, 2012

The Paris Wife by Paula McLain

The Paris Wife is a historical fiction novel which delves into the early beginnings of Ernest Hemingway's life and career through the eyes of his first wife, Hadley Richardson, from their first meeting in Chicago to living in post-war Paris during the 1920's. McLain paints a vivid picture of the free-wheeling culture that eventually forces the couple apart, and provides a comprehensive backstory for the rest of Hemingway's life. The tragic unraveling of Ernest and Hadley's complicated relationship feels both painful and authentic, and leaves the reader with a sense of having peeked into the private life of one of America's most renowned authors.

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Review submitted by Ashley Kemp, Special Events
Rating: Recommended  

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