The Paris Wife

The Paris Wife Author Paula McLain
ISBN-10 0345521315
ISBN-13 9780345521316
Year 2012-11-27
Pages 331
Language English
Publisher Ballantine Books
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A deeply evocative story of ambition and betrayal The Paris Wife captures the love affair between two unforgettable people Ernest Hemingway and his wife Hadley Chicago 1920 Hadley Richardson is a quiet twenty eight year old who has all but given up on love and happinessuntil she meets Ernest Hemingway Following a whirlwind courtship and wedding the pair set sail for Paris where they become the golden couple in a lively and volatile groupthe fabled Lost Generationthat includes Gertrude Stein Ezra Pound and F Scott Fitzgerald Though deeply in love the Hemingways are ill prepared for the hard drinking fast living and free loving life of Jazz Age Paris As Ernest struggles to find the voice that will earn him a place in history and pours himself into the novel that will become The Sun Also Rises Hadley strives to hold on to her sense of self as her roles as wife friend and muse become more challenging Eventually they find themselves facing the ultimate crisis of their marriagea deception that will lead to the unraveling of everything theyve fought so hard for A heartbreaking portrayal of love and torn loyalty The Paris Wife is all the more poignant because we know that in the end Hemingway wrote that he would rather have died than fallen in love with anyone but Hadley NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER WINNERBEST HISTORICAL FICTIONGOODREADS CHOICE AWARDS NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY People Chicago Tribune NPR The Philadelphia Inquirer Kirkus Reviews The Toronto Sun BookPage Look for special features inside Join the Circle for author chats and more

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