Jan Stafford Kellis
The Paris Wife

The Paris Wife

The Paris WifeThe Paris Wife by Paula McLain
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I’m ready to hop on a plane to Paris. I only wish I could also travel back in time to those crazy years in the 1920s. What a whirlwind tale!

This is the story of Ernest Hemingway’s first marriage, to Hadley Richardson, and their joys and challenges during that time. I have always felt embarrassingly uninformed about Hemingway’s life and writings, and this story really made him come alive in a very interesting way. The socializing with Gertrude Stein and F. Scott Fitzgerald, the bulls in Pomplona, the trips all over Europe…what’s not to like?  Well done, Ms. McLain!

I plan to read A Moveable Feast soon, which is Hemingway’s story of those same years, written about 40 years later.

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