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  • 1. The Paris Wife epub editionTo download now please click the link below.http://amzn.to/15O8RXgOverviewA deeply evocative story of ambition and betrayal, The Paris Wife captures aremarkable period of time and a 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 butgiven up on love and happiness—until she meets Ernest Hemingway and her lifechanges forever. Following a whirlwind courtship and wedding, the pair set sail for
  • 2. Paris, where they become the golden couple in a lively and volatile group—thefabled “Lost Generation”—that includes Gertrude Stein, Ezra Pound, and F. Scottand Zelda Fitzgerald.Though deeply in love, the Hemingways are ill-prepared for the hard-drinking andfast-living life of Jazz Age Paris, which hardly values traditional notions of familyand monogamy. Surrounded by beautiful women and competing egos, Erneststruggles to find the voice that will earn him a place in history, pouring all therichness and intensity of his life with Hadley and their circle of friends into thenovel that will become The Sun Also Rises. Hadley, meanwhile, strives to hold onto her sense of self as the demands of life with Ernest grow costly and her roles aswife, friend, and muse become more challenging. Despite their extraordinarybond, they eventually find themselves facing the ultimate crisis of their marriage—a deception that will lead to the unraveling of everything they’ve fought so hardfor.A heartbreaking portrayal of love and torn loyalty, The Paris Wife is all the morepoignant because we know that, in the end, Hemingway wrote that he wouldrather have died than fallen in love with anyone but Hadley.ReviewsThe Paris Wife made me remember why I love historical fiction so much. McLainnot only captures the atmosphere, but she does it with striking prose. I was notsurprised to learn shed published a book of poetry prior to this.I just finished this book and Im a little overwhelmed by it, but Ill do my best toform coherent thoughts. First of all, I cannot stress enough what an amazing jobthe author did of capturing the atmosphere of post-war Paris. Not that I was thereto experience it, but after reading this book, I feel like I was. Like I walked thestreets, participated in the extravagance, the decadence, the debauchery, thefashions and fads of the time, the whiskey and wine, the cigarettes and smoke,the poverty and claustrophobia. The atmosphere of the book itself is enough tomake me love it. And the fact that its about a writer only made me adore it more.It made me want to be there, to throw myself into their world, to smoke and drinkand ski and go fishing and fall in love and write a novel. The only thing it did notmake me want to do was go to a bullfight, but thats only because I did not enjoythat experience myself. If Id never been to one, I certainly would want to afterreading McLains novel.
  • 3. Aside from the atmosphere, McLain also captures the personalities of hercharacters so well. I felt like I was Hadley while I read it. Her parts were so alive,so aching and beautiful. Hemingways few sections were also wonderful, confusedand tortured and with a quite distinct voice from his wifes. Even though I knewwhat was coming, I still held on with Hadley and ached for her, cried for her a fewtimes, loved with her. Because who hasnt loved that man who is so wrong foryou, but so swooningly right?There were a few parts where it went so far I just cringed, too horrified to look butunable to stop. (view spoiler) Also, the part where Hadley loses Ernestsmanuscripts. Being a writer myself, it just knocked the breath out of me. Thatmust be every writers worst nightmare. I was literally gasping to breathe at howterrible it would be, and McLain does a wonderful job showing that, even throughthe eyes of the wife instead of the writer himself.Hemingway is captured well, too. I understood his artist mentality very well.McLain takes an age old story (the struggling artist, a nobody, falls in love withanother nobody, they get married, she stays in love while he gets famous andbecomes somebody, and suddenly, his nobody wife isnt enough for him) andmakes it stand out in all its tragedy and romance. This isnt a romance novel, butpossibly the most romantic book Ive ever read--not only in Hadley and Ernestslove, but in Paris, and the sweeping scope of the novel, the lavishness, the beautyof language and description and location, of each event, each chapter of their loveaffair. Even their demise is poignant and heartbreaking and messy, but rings withabsolute truth.In the epilogue, when it goes into the history of Ernests family, I got a bit of ashock. Of course I knew of Hemingways death, but I didnt know about the rest ofhis family. It was so morbid, and tragic, and sad. Im glad that Hadley lived a longand full life, despite the wild years of drinking and smoking and cavorting aroundParis with her artist husband. And glad to learn that she went on to happiness,even if she couldnt help Ernest. Like so many tragic figures, you find that theones who need help are the ones who refuse it the most vehemently. Warning:This novel does paint Hemingway in a very sympathetic light, despite his flaws andshortcomings.Recommended for: anyone whos ever been in love, been betrayed, or been toParis.After watching Midnight in Paris, I found myself on a nostalgia kick. I rummagedthrough my bookshelves and pulled out everything I owned by T.S. Eliot,Fitzgerald and Hemingway. When I saw “The Paris Wife” by Paula McLain on the
  • 4. New York Times Bestseller’s List, I knew I had to read it while Hemingway’smaterial was still fresh in my mind.Told through Hadley Hemingway’s perspective (Ernest’s first wife), the story startswith the couple’s meeting and continues to their eventual divorce six years later.The book chronicles the Hemingways’ bohemian lifestyle in Paris as Hadley isexposed to fast life of the Jazz Age.With supporting characters of great American expatriates like Gertrude Stein, EzraPound, Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald, and other literary greats, it’s hard for a classicbook lover not to feel attached and excited as the story progresses.What I loved most about the story was that it felt less of a Hemingway biographyand more of authentic story telling by Hadley. I felt a deep sadness as Hadleyconveyed her inner thoughts to the reader as she realized certain truths aboutHemingway that she could never change: his angry temperament, his infidelityand how damaged the first World War had left him.I’ve always been in love with Hemingway, but this book surprised me and madedeeply attached to Hadley. The lovely way she spoke to the reader about thechallenges as Hemingway’s wife utterly captivated me. I sympathized with her,cried with her, and rooted for her all along.McLain says she got the idea to write in Hadley’s voice when she readHemingway’s memoir, A Moveable Feast. In the final pages, he writes of Hadley, “Iwished I had died before I ever loved anyone but her.” It prompted her toresearch Hadley’s life and the Hemingways’ first, brief marriage.McLain does a remarkable job of interpreting the couple’s personal life and bringsHadley alive by giving her a genuine voice. “The Paris Wife” is a must read fornostalgia lovers, people who appreciate quality character development, and thosewho’ve read “The Old Man and the Sea” more times than they can remember.
  • 5. The PARIS WIFE is a mesmerizing novel about Paris in the 1920’s featuring thebohemian “Lost Generation”. It is the touching and heartbreaking story of the loveaffair and marriage of literature’s original “bad boy” Ernest Hemingway and hisfirst wife, Hadley Richardson Hemingway.Following a whirlwind courtship and wedding , the deeply in love couple sail toParis where they become the golden couple in a lively and volatile group thatincludes Gertrude Stein, Ezra Pound and F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald.The Hemingway’s are ill prepared for the hard drinking, fast living life of Jazz AgeParis. They are surrounded by beautiful women and competing egos. Written inHadley’s voice that is so well drawn and lyrical it manages to captures thespectacle of the man becoming the legend. She draws the twenty year oldHemingway as a handsome, magnetic, passionate, sensitive man full of dreams.This portrayal of their marriage is so tender, so poignant that is an utterlyabsorbing novel.I listened to this book on tape and must first say that it was one of the best bookson tape I have ever heard. The reader did an excellent job of using voices for eachcharacter and really portraying varying emotions as events unfolded. I loved thecharacter development of Hadly who tells most of the story. I also loved getting aglimpse inside the "arts circle" in Paris in the 1920s. I would like to know moreabout the research that went into this book though and know what is documentedtruth and what was pure fiction. While you know when you pick up the book whathappens as it is historical fiction, the author does such a great job developing thebonds between Hadley and Ernest. As the train wreck was coming I found myselfstill hoping there was some other way to avoid the end. I must also say this bookgives such interesting insights into infidelity and its affects on all parties, not justthose who have been cheated on, that it has had me thinking about it in a newlight. Overall an excellently written book that I recommend to anyone who likeshistorical fiction or who is interested in Hemingway and the audio book is a greatway to go too.Do you want to know more about Ernest Hemmingway? Me neither, but I bit whenthis book was recommended to me by both my daughter and my sister. Writtenmostly in the voice of Hemmingways first wife, Hadley, this novel (historicalfiction) follows young love into marriage, a move to Paris, rising celebrity, andsuccess as a writer. This is early Hemmingway with a view into a lesser knownpersona. Set in Paris in the 20s, the young Hemmingways struggled financiallyand often Ernest also struggled to find his direction and voice. Although Ernest andHadley had moments of tenderness, loyalty, and mutual support, over time theywere seduced by liquor and at times Ernest was unduly influenced by famous
  • 6. friends like Gertrude Stein, Ezra Pound, and F. Scott Fitzgeralds fame andlifestyle. Insecurity may have been in play as the young writer began to follow thelead of friends and acquaintances who fed his ego and modeled infidelity in theirown marriages. Author Paula McLain skillfully blends fact and fiction in thispoignant portrayal of a love and life that later Hemmingway would refer to as "amoveable feast." Maybe thats the next Hemmingway work that I should read.What do you think?This is a memoir of sorts. Paula McLain has done such thorough research on thelove story of Ernest Hemingway and his first wife, Hadley Richardson, that it istruly an "almost memoir"...one that Hadley might have written herself. I wascaptivated by the characterization of Hemmingway, so much so that I now feelcompelled to read some of his books and was drawn to Google him for moreinformntion on his life. We also get an incredible insight into the heady times livedin Paris and other European cities during the roaring 20s. Theres Scott & ZeldaFitzgerald, Ezra Pound & Gertrude Stein among the more noted in theHemmingway circle. But, mostly, Hemmingways mercurial personality is riveting.His love for Hadley is deep as they struggle financially through his early years,have a child and come to the brink of his eventual fame. Hadley is 8 years olderand on the edge of spinsterhood when she meets Ernest. They are captivated witheach other and eventually marry and move to Paris where they live in a horriblecoldwater flat & live on her meager trust fund and what he earns as a reporter andthe sales of a few articles and stories. Ernest is obsessed with his writing - it andadventure (bull fights, fishing, skiing, hiking, travel etc) have him moving all thetime. If Hadley wants to join him, all the better, but he goes anyway. He has aneye for woman too and finally acts on it which takes up the latter part of the book.The writing is just pitch perfect - I cant wait to read more of her work.To download now please click the link below.http://amzn.to/15O8RXgTo download now please click the link below.http://amzn.to/15O8RXg
  • 7. OverviewA deeply evocative story of ambition and betrayal, The Paris Wife captures aremarkable period of time and a 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 butgiven up on love and happiness—until she meets Ernest Hemingway and her lifechanges forever. Following a whirlwind courtship and wedding, the pair set sail forParis, where they become the golden couple in a lively and volatile group—thefabled “Lost Generation”—that includes Gertrude Stein, Ezra Pound, and F. Scottand Zelda Fitzgerald.Though deeply in love, the Hemingways are ill-prepared for the hard-drinking andfast-living life of Jazz Age Paris, which hardly values traditional notions of familyand monogamy. Surrounded by beautiful women and competing egos, Ernest
  • 8. struggles to find the voice that will earn him a place in history, pouring all therichness and intensity of his life with Hadley and their circle of friends into thenovel that will become The Sun Also Rises. Hadley, meanwhile, strives to hold onto her sense of self as the demands of life with Ernest grow costly and her roles aswife, friend, and muse become more challenging. Despite their extraordinarybond, they eventually find themselves facing the ultimate crisis of their marriage—a deception that will lead to the unraveling of everything they’ve fought so hardfor.A heartbreaking portrayal of love and torn loyalty, The Paris Wife is all the morepoignant because we know that, in the end, Hemingway wrote that he wouldrather have died than fallen in love with anyone but Hadley.ReviewsThe Paris Wife made me remember why I love historical fiction so much. McLainnot only captures the atmosphere, but she does it with striking prose. I was notsurprised to learn shed published a book of poetry prior to this.I just finished this book and Im a little overwhelmed by it, but Ill do my best toform coherent thoughts. First of all, I cannot stress enough what an amazing jobthe author did of capturing the atmosphere of post-war Paris. Not that I was thereto experience it, but after reading this book, I feel like I was. Like I walked thestreets, participated in the extravagance, the decadence, the debauchery, thefashions and fads of the time, the whiskey and wine, the cigarettes and smoke,the poverty and claustrophobia. The atmosphere of the book itself is enough tomake me love it. And the fact that its about a writer only made me adore it more.It made me want to be there, to throw myself into their world, to smoke and drinkand ski and go fishing and fall in love and write a novel. The only thing it did notmake me want to do was go to a bullfight, but thats only because I did not enjoythat experience myself. If Id never been to one, I certainly would want to afterreading McLains novel.Aside from the atmosphere, McLain also captures the personalities of hercharacters so well. I felt like I was Hadley while I read it. Her parts were so alive,so aching and beautiful. Hemingways few sections were also wonderful, confusedand tortured and with a quite distinct voice from his wifes. Even though I knewwhat was coming, I still held on with Hadley and ached for her, cried for her a fewtimes, loved with her. Because who hasnt loved that man who is so wrong foryou, but so swooningly right?
  • 9. There were a few parts where it went so far I just cringed, too horrified to look butunable to stop. (view spoiler) Also, the part where Hadley loses Ernestsmanuscripts. Being a writer myself, it just knocked the breath out of me. Thatmust be every writers worst nightmare. I was literally gasping to breathe at howterrible it would be, and McLain does a wonderful job showing that, even throughthe eyes of the wife instead of the writer himself.Hemingway is captured well, too. I understood his artist mentality very well.McLain takes an age old story (the struggling artist, a nobody, falls in love withanother nobody, they get married, she stays in love while he gets famous andbecomes somebody, and suddenly, his nobody wife isnt enough for him) andmakes it stand out in all its tragedy and romance. This isnt a romance novel, butpossibly the most romantic book Ive ever read--not only in Hadley and Ernestslove, but in Paris, and the sweeping scope of the novel, the lavishness, the beautyof language and description and location, of each event, each chapter of their loveaffair. Even their demise is poignant and heartbreaking and messy, but rings withabsolute truth.In the epilogue, when it goes into the history of Ernests family, I got a bit of ashock. Of course I knew of Hemingways death, but I didnt know about the rest ofhis family. It was so morbid, and tragic, and sad. Im glad that Hadley lived a longand full life, despite the wild years of drinking and smoking and cavorting aroundParis with her artist husband. And glad to learn that she went on to happiness,even if she couldnt help Ernest. Like so many tragic figures, you find that theones who need help are the ones who refuse it the most vehemently. Warning:This novel does paint Hemingway in a very sympathetic light, despite his flaws andshortcomings.Recommended for: anyone whos ever been in love, been betrayed, or been toParis.After watching Midnight in Paris, I found myself on a nostalgia kick. I rummagedthrough my bookshelves and pulled out everything I owned by T.S. Eliot,Fitzgerald and Hemingway. When I saw “The Paris Wife” by Paula McLain on theNew York Times Bestseller’s List, I knew I had to read it while Hemingway’smaterial was still fresh in my mind.Told through Hadley Hemingway’s perspective (Ernest’s first wife), the story startswith the couple’s meeting and continues to their eventual divorce six years later.
  • 10. The book chronicles the Hemingways’ bohemian lifestyle in Paris as Hadley isexposed to fast life of the Jazz Age.With supporting characters of great American expatriates like Gertrude Stein, EzraPound, Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald, and other literary greats, it’s hard for a classicbook lover not to feel attached and excited as the story progresses.What I loved most about the story was that it felt less of a Hemingway biographyand more of authentic story telling by Hadley. I felt a deep sadness as Hadleyconveyed her inner thoughts to the reader as she realized certain truths aboutHemingway that she could never change: his angry temperament, his infidelityand how damaged the first World War had left him.I’ve always been in love with Hemingway, but this book surprised me and madedeeply attached to Hadley. The lovely way she spoke to the reader about thechallenges as Hemingway’s wife utterly captivated me. I sympathized with her,cried with her, and rooted for her all along.McLain says she got the idea to write in Hadley’s voice when she readHemingway’s memoir, A Moveable Feast. In the final pages, he writes of Hadley, “Iwished I had died before I ever loved anyone but her.” It prompted her toresearch Hadley’s life and the Hemingways’ first, brief marriage.McLain does a remarkable job of interpreting the couple’s personal life and bringsHadley alive by giving her a genuine voice. “The Paris Wife” is a must read fornostalgia lovers, people who appreciate quality character development, and thosewho’ve read “The Old Man and the Sea” more times than they can remember.The PARIS WIFE is a mesmerizing novel about Paris in the 1920’s featuring thebohemian “Lost Generation”. It is the touching and heartbreaking story of the loveaffair and marriage of literature’s original “bad boy” Ernest Hemingway and hisfirst wife, Hadley Richardson Hemingway.Following a whirlwind courtship and wedding , the deeply in love couple sail toParis where they become the golden couple in a lively and volatile group thatincludes Gertrude Stein, Ezra Pound and F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald.
  • 11. The Hemingway’s are ill prepared for the hard drinking, fast living life of Jazz AgeParis. They are surrounded by beautiful women and competing egos. Written inHadley’s voice that is so well drawn and lyrical it manages to captures thespectacle of the man becoming the legend. She draws the twenty year oldHemingway as a handsome, magnetic, passionate, sensitive man full of dreams.This portrayal of their marriage is so tender, so poignant that is an utterlyabsorbing novel.I listened to this book on tape and must first say that it was one of the best bookson tape I have ever heard. The reader did an excellent job of using voices for eachcharacter and really portraying varying emotions as events unfolded. I loved thecharacter development of Hadly who tells most of the story. I also loved getting aglimpse inside the "arts circle" in Paris in the 1920s. I would like to know moreabout the research that went into this book though and know what is documentedtruth and what was pure fiction. While you know when you pick up the book whathappens as it is historical fiction, the author does such a great job developing thebonds between Hadley and Ernest. As the train wreck was coming I found myselfstill hoping there was some other way to avoid the end. I must also say this bookgives such interesting insights into infidelity and its affects on all parties, not justthose who have been cheated on, that it has had me thinking about it in a newlight. Overall an excellently written book that I recommend to anyone who likeshistorical fiction or who is interested in Hemingway and the audio book is a greatway to go too.Do you want to know more about Ernest Hemmingway? Me neither, but I bit whenthis book was recommended to me by both my daughter and my sister. Writtenmostly in the voice of Hemmingways first wife, Hadley, this novel (historicalfiction) follows young love into marriage, a move to Paris, rising celebrity, andsuccess as a writer. This is early Hemmingway with a view into a lesser knownpersona. Set in Paris in the 20s, the young Hemmingways struggled financiallyand often Ernest also struggled to find his direction and voice. Although Ernest andHadley had moments of tenderness, loyalty, and mutual support, over time theywere seduced by liquor and at times Ernest was unduly influenced by famousfriends like Gertrude Stein, Ezra Pound, and F. Scott Fitzgeralds fame andlifestyle. Insecurity may have been in play as the young writer began to follow thelead of friends and acquaintances who fed his ego and modeled infidelity in theirown marriages. Author Paula McLain skillfully blends fact and fiction in thispoignant portrayal of a love and life that later Hemmingway would refer to as "amoveable feast." Maybe thats the next Hemmingway work that I should read.What do you think?
  • 12. This is a memoir of sorts. Paula McLain has done such thorough research on thelove story of Ernest Hemingway and his first wife, Hadley Richardson, that it istruly an "almost memoir"...one that Hadley might have written herself. I wascaptivated by the characterization of Hemmingway, so much so that I now feelcompelled to read some of his books and was drawn to Google him for moreinformntion on his life. We also get an incredible insight into the heady times livedin Paris and other European cities during the roaring 20s. Theres Scott & ZeldaFitzgerald, Ezra Pound & Gertrude Stein among the more noted in theHemmingway circle. But, mostly, Hemmingways mercurial personality is riveting.His love for Hadley is deep as they struggle financially through his early years,have a child and come to the brink of his eventual fame. Hadley is 8 years olderand on the edge of spinsterhood when she meets Ernest. They are captivated witheach other and eventually marry and move to Paris where they live in a horriblecoldwater flat & live on her meager trust fund and what he earns as a reporter andthe sales of a few articles and stories. Ernest is obsessed with his writing - it andadventure (bull fights, fishing, skiing, hiking, travel etc) have him moving all thetime. If Hadley wants to join him, all the better, but he goes anyway. He has aneye for woman too and finally acts on it which takes up the latter part of the book.The writing is just pitch perfect - I cant wait to read more of her work.To download now please click the link below.http://amzn.to/15O8RXg

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