I just finished The Paris Wife, a novel by Paula McLain, on my Kindle. It was a great book and I highly recommend you check it out this summer. It’s a fictional story about Ernest Hemingway told from the point of view of his first wife, Hadley Richardson.
The story, which depicts their marriage and how it came undone, starts in the U.S. when they met and got married (he was 21, she was 28) but really goes deeper into the complexity of each character. I liked them both even with their faults. The author did extensive research on the Hemingways and it’s said to be pretty accurate. (Did you know that Hadley lost all of his early manuscripts on a train?) But what I loved most was the way she told the story. The language is beautiful.
Now I want to read (or re-read) all of Hemingway’s books, especially A Moveable Feast. And visit Paris. Or read A Moveable Feast IN Paris. At any rate – it’s pretty good…check it out!
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