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 - Odessa Armstrong - Goodreads
"full of an emptiness they could never dislodge." "I often wondered if writing for him was a way of knowing his soul was there after all, back in its place." "I was supposed to have my own ideas and ... Read full review
Review: The Paris WifeUser Review - Linda Strawn - Goodreads
This is one book that gets better the longer the story goes on. The ending chapters I read twice. Such a sad but moving story. I am hooked on reading all about the Hemingway wives. It is a bit slow in the beginning but I really did enjoy this book. I think I will read the Paris years next. Read full review