Monday, March 11, 2013

The Paris Wife

Ernst Hemingway was a brilliant bastard- that’s for sure.  Keyword here is bastard- the man suffered personal relationship woes for his creative genius. I recently read “The Paris Wife” by Paula Mclain for my book club, which is a fictional account of Hemingway’s first wife, Hadley.  Told from her perspective – it was truly a love story with the expected heartbreak (she was his first wife, the man had four – clearly this one was going to end). I thoroughly enjoyed being brought into their lives – particularly following their European adventures, and seeing the many other famous authors and intellectuals the couple interacted with (Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald). I highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys historical fiction based on real people.

(photo from wikipedia)

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