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The Paris Wife

A Novel
McLain, Paula (Book - 2011)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
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Meeting through mutual friends in Chicago, Hadley is intrigued by brash "beautiful boy" Ernest Hemingway, and after a brief courtship and small wedding, they take off for Paris, where Hadley makes a convincing transformation from an overprotected child to a game and brave young woman who puts up with impoverished living conditions and shattering loneliness to prop up her husband's career.
Authors: McLain, Paula
Title: The Paris wife
a novel
Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, 2011
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: 324 p. ; 24 cm
Summary: Meeting through mutual friends in Chicago, Hadley is intrigued by brash "beautiful boy" Ernest Hemingway, and after a brief courtship and small wedding, they take off for Paris, where Hadley makes a convincing transformation from an overprotected child to a game and brave young woman who puts up with impoverished living conditions and shattering loneliness to prop up her husband's career.
ISBN: 9780345521309
0345521307
9780345521316
Statement of Responsibility: Paula McLain
Subject Headings: Mowrer, Hadley Hemingway, 1891-1979 Fiction Hemingway, Ernest, 1899-1961 Marriage Fiction Authors, American France Fiction Expatriate authors France Fiction Authors' spouses United States Fiction FICTION / Biographical Paris (France) Fiction
Genre/Form: Biographical fiction
Topical Term: Authors, American
Expatriate authors
Authors' spouses
FICTION Biographical
LCCN: 2010037878
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Not too far in, yet. I really like the narrative voice and have always liked the era.

Really enjoyed this book - especially historic references at the end.

Aug 29, 2014
  • Sukhtaro1610 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Reading this book, I felt I was in the Paris of the 20's, hanging out at the cafes with the writers of the time. The writing is very good and has depth.

Jul 24, 2014
  • cmb8 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

great read-enjoyed the story

Jun 28, 2014
  • pplanet1 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This writer's style seemed effortless. She sets the scence for that era and what it was like. NO spoilers here but getting to know a slice if Hemmingways life before he became famous was so inspiring.

Jun 25, 2014
  • dollhouse_1 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I like this book good read

NYPL Staff Pick
Following a whirlwind courtship and wedding, Ernest and Hadley Hemingway set sail for Paris, where they become the golden couple in a lively, volatile group.
- Selection Team

Apr 24, 2014
  • Christy67 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

A great read - very entertaining to think Hemmingway was as portrayed, along with a glimpse into what post-war Europe was like.

Read this very good book with caution. It will make you yearn to time-travel to Paris bars and cafes, to ski in the Alps and see bullfights in Spain. But perhaps not to be married to Ernest Hemingway.

Oct 04, 2013
  • KRockstar10 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I'd love to learn more about Hadley, and read a true biography about her.

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Feb 07, 2012
  • michlmac rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

michlmac thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over

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