The Paris Wife
An instant national bestseller, this stunningly evocative, beautifully rendered story told in the voice of Ernest Hemingway's first wife, Hadley, has the same power and historical richness that made Loving Frank a bestseller.
No twentieth-century American writer has captured the popular imagination as much as Ernest Hemingway. This novel tells his story from a unique point of view - that of his first wife, Hadley. Through her eyes and voice, we experience Paris of the Lost Generation and meet fascinating characters such as Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald, Gertrude Stein, Ezra Pound, and Gerald and Sara Murphy. The city and its inhabitants provide a vivid backdrop to this engrossing and wrenching story of love and betrayal that is made all the more poignant knowing that, in the end, Hemingway would write of his first wife, "I wish I had died before I loved anyone but her."
From the Hardcover edition.
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Review: The Paris WifeUser Review - Bridget Conroy - Goodreads
This book was recommended to me by a work colleague who likes a lot of the same books as me. I have also read many reviews about the book and heard many great things regarding it. Unfortunately, this ... Read full review
Review: The Paris WifeUser Review - Candace Holan - Goodreads
I thought this book was very well written. Paula McLain created a time portal for me as I experienced Paris in the twenties through Hadley's eyes. This story proved terribly heartbreaking. I could not put the book down. Read full review