Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday: The Paris Wife


This is a weekly meme hosted by Jill from Breaking the Spine. "Waiting on Wednesday" spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.


The Paris Wife by Paula McLain
Pub. Date: February 22, 2011



Goodreads says, "No twentieth-century American writer has captured the popular imagination as much as Ernest Heminway. This novel tells his story from a unique point of view — that of his first wife, Hadley. Through her eyes and voice, we experience Paris of the Lost Generation and meet fascinating characters such as Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald, Gertrude Stein, Ezra Pound, and Gerald and Sara Murphy. The city and its inhabitants provide a vivid backdrop to this engrossing and wrenching story of love and betrayal that is made all the more poignant knowing that, in the end, Hemingway would write of his first wife, "I wish I had died before I loved anyone but her."


Me at Hemingway's House in Key West
*Ernest Hemingway is one of my favorite authors and when I heard this book was coming out, I was immediately intrigued.  I read A Moveable Feast many years ago, which is a memoir about their life together in Paris and I found it to be extremely captivating.  After reading it, I was inspired to take a literature course in college on the Lost Generation, which ended up being one of my favorite classes.  I'm curious to see where McLain will take this story, especially since it's from Hadley's point of view. 


12 comments:

  1. I don't really know anything about Hemingway's personal life. This sounds like a really interesting book.

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  2. There were some interesting characters in the book. Enjoy!
    Have a wonderful week and happy reading. Here's my WOW

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  3. What a cool pick!
    Great choice!

    Here is what I'm thinking about this Wednesday

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  4. wow, this sounds so good!! thanks for bringing it to my attention!! i really love hemingway too, so intriguing!

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  5. I'm really looking forward to this one too! I adore historical fiction about real people, and this one looks fantastic!

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  6. This isn't my typical genre, but I love the idea of getting to know more about Hemingway through his wife's perspective. And how gorgeous is that house? Nice pick Christina!

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  7. Not my typical read but it does sound interesting might have to give it a try.

    My WOW

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  8. I have actually read very little Hemmingway (terrible, I know) and know that he had a lot of cats. This would be an interesting book to read to gain some perspective on his life.

    Great pick!

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  9. A little bit more intense and not my usual reading choice but this one sounds like it would be interesting if only as a change of pace from all the paranormals I usually immerse myself in! Hope you get a chance to read and enjoy the book Christina...

    My WWW/WoW post this week if you have time to check it out...

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  10. I'm intrigued by Hemingway, too, and visited his home in Key West as a teen! This definitely sounds like a great read.

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  11. Thanks for checking out my pick this week, everyone! Hope you have a great week!

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