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    Description"A beautiful portrait of being in Paris in the glittering 1920s--as a wife and as one's own woman."--"Entertainment Weekly" " " 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 happiness--until 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 group--the fabled "Lost Generation"--that 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 marriage--a deception that will lead to the unraveling of everything they've 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 WINNER--BEST HISTORICAL FICTION--GOODREADS 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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    Title
    The Paris Wife
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Paula McLain
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 352
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 203 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 340 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780345521316
    ISBN 10: 0345521315
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    DC21: 813.54
    BIC subject category V2: FV, FA
    B&T General Subject: 360
    B&T Book Type: FI
    DC22: FIC
    Libri: ENGM1010
    LC subject heading: ,
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    LC subject heading:
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    Libri: AMER3710
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP090
    Ingram Theme: SEXL/FEMINE
    Ingram Subject Code: FC
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 74
    DC22: 813/.54
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET050
    Ingram Theme: CULT/FRANCE
    Libri: PARI5080
    BISAC V2.8: FIC044000
    B&T Approval Code: P26308000
    BISAC V2.8: FIC041000
    LC subject heading: , , , , , , ,
    BISAC V2.8: FIC014000, FIC019000
    LC classification: PS3563.C383495 P37 2012
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Publisher
    Random House USA Inc
    Imprint name
    Random House Inc
    Publication date
    11 December 2012
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Paula McLain received her M.F.A. in poetry from the University of Michigan and has been awarded fellowships from Yaddo, the MacDowell Colony, and the National Endowment for the Arts. She is the author of two collections of poetry; a memoir, "Like Family: Growing Up in Other People's Houses; "and a first novel, "A Ticket to Ride." She lives in Cleveland with her family.
    Review quote
    "A beautiful portrait of being in Paris in the glittering 1920s--as a wife and as one's own woman."--"Entertainment Weekly" "[Paula] McLain has brought Hadley [Hemingway] to life in a novel that begins in a rush of early love. . . . A moving portrait of a woman slighted by history, a woman whose . . . story needed to be told."--"The Boston Globe" ""The Paris Wife" creates the kind of out-of-body reading experience that dedicated book lovers yearn for, nearly as good as reading Hemingway for the first time--and it doesn't get much better than that."--Minneapolis "Star Tribune" "Exquisitely evocative . . . This absorbing, illuminating book gives us an intimate view of a sympathetic and perceptive woman, the striving writer she married, the glittering and wounding Paris circle they were part of. . . . McLain reinvents the story of Hadley and Ernest's romance with the lucid grace of a practiced poet."--"The Seattle Times" " " "A novel that's impossible to resist. It's all here, and it all feels real."--"People"
    Table of contents
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