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The Paris wife : a novel

Author: Paula McLain
Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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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.
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Genre/Form: Biographical fiction
Love stories
Fiction
Named Person: Ernest Hemingway; Hadley Hemingway Mowrer; Ernest Hemingway; Hadley Hemingway Mowrer
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paula McLain
ISBN: 9780345521309 0345521307 9781617932656 1617932655
OCLC Number: 642842926
Description: xii, 320 pages ; 25 cm
Responsibility: Paula McLain.

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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.

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A compelling emotional read

by DaleArndell (WorldCat user published 2013-03-09) Excellent Permalink

At first glance, the story, to me is unappealing - a straight forward love story from the point of view of Hemingways first wife set mostly in 1920's Paris. However I found the novel to be astonishingly well written, with a flowing appealing narrative style. Maclain's use of sybolism...
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