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New. Tight binding with cleant text. New. Cover has slight wear along edges. Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 368 p. Random House Reader's Circle. Audience: General/trade. Chicago, 1920: Hadley Richardson is a quiet twenty-eight-year-old who has all but given up on love and happiness, until she meets Ernest Hemingway. After a whirlwind courtship and wedding, the pair set sail for Paris, where they soon fall in with a circle of lively and volatile expatriates, including F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald and Ezra Pound. Ernest and Hadley are thrust into a life of artistic ambition, hard liquor and spur-of-the-moment dashes to Pamplona, the Riviera and the Swiss Alps. But Jazz Age Paris does not lend itself to family life and fidelity. As Hadley struggles with jealousy and self-doubt, Ernest's ferocious literary endeavours begin to bear fruit, and the couple faces the ultimate crisis of their marriage-a deception that will lead to the unravelling of everything they made for themselves in Paris, their 'great good place'.
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I really enjoyed the book, but I am not sure I believed all of it. How, for instance, were the two of them able to travel so much and drink so much and hire a caretaker for the baby without either one working?
May 16, 2013
Hemingway fans - don't miss this!
A fictionalized account of Hemingway's first marriage and their life in Paris just before he hit it big. Fascinating! Read A Moveable Feast and compare.
Mary H N
Feb 15, 2013
I am only 200 pages through the book, but I am enjoying it a lot. It reminds me of the movie "Midnight in Paris".
Aug 23, 2012
Not a page turner
This book was a good read, but not all that well written or a page turner. I knew most of what McLain wrote already, but still some interesting facts. I would recommend it to those who have not read much about Hemingway.
Jul 19, 2012
"The Paris Wife"
If you're interested in Hemingway, especially his Paris years, this is a fascinating read.
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