The Paris Wife

A Novel

McLain, Paula

Book - 2011
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
The Paris Wife
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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.

Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, 2011
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780345521309
0345521307
Branch Call Number: FIC M
Characteristics: xii, 320 p. ; 25 cm.

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Comment by: BCD2013 Jun 13, 2014

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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

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.

Discussion date: January 11th, 2014


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Mar 11, 2015
  • CATLIN rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Fictional account of Hemingway 's first marriage, his years in Paris and the Lost Generation. Fans of either will love this riveting tale (I understand it's pretty close to the truth as far as Hemingway goes.).

Nov 04, 2014
  • PickyReader rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Absorbing and fascinating.

Oct 22, 2014
  • Cynthia_N rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Picked this one up to participate in All Pueblo Reads. This is not a book that I would have normally picked up but I was happy to find that I quite enjoyed it. It gave me a taste of wanderlust. After travelling the globe, I will now have to check out a bibliography on Ernest Hemingway, reread some of his book, and see if there is any more information out there on Hadley.

Oct 19, 2014

Not too far in, yet. I really like the narrative voice and have always liked the era.

Sep 20, 2014

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

Jun 13, 2014

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

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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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