Chicago, 1920: Hadley Richardson is a quiet twenty-eight-year-old who marrys Ernest Hemingway and her life changes forever. Following a whirlwind courtship and wedding, the pair set sail for Paris, where they become the golden couple in a lively and volatile group known as the “Lost Generation”—that includes Gertrude Stein, Ezra Pound, and F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald. Eventually the pair faces the ultimate crisis of their marriage
Set in Paris (this is a theme ... I guess I need to move there) and glimpsing into the lives of Hemingway (through his wife's eyes) and his cast of writer and artist friends. It's a great compliment to the movie Midnight in Paris. When you're done, you think you know these people ... and you want to read Hemingway ASAP.
The Paris Wife... This was one of my book club's selections that turned out to be a delightful surprise-- I loved it! In fact, I was so taken with Ernest Hemmingway's first wife, Hadley's, account of the couple's "Paris years" that I finally read his "A Moveable Feast," which is his account of the same time. Sounds dull, but it fascinated me for some reason. Recommended!