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  • Paperback: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Virago (5 Jan. 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1844086682
  • ISBN-13: 978-1844086689
  • Product Dimensions: 19.6 x 12.4 x 2.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (278 customer reviews)
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McLain smartly explores Hadley's ambivalence about her role as supportive wife to a budding genius.... Women and book groups are going to eat up this novel. "USA Today
"By making the ordinary come to life, McLain has written a beautiful portrait of being in Paris in the glittering 1920s as a wife and one's own woman.... McLain's vivid, clear-voiced novel is a conjecture, an act of imaginary autobiography on the part of the author. Yet her biographical and geographical research is so deep, and her empathy for the real Hadley Richardson so forthright (without being intrusively femme partisan), that the account reads as very real indeed. "Entertainment Weekly
"Written much in the style of Nancy Horan's "Loving Frank ... "Paula McLain's fictional account of Hemingway's first marriage beautifully captures the sense of despair and faint hope that pervaded the era and their marriage. "Associated Press
"Lyrical and exhilarating...."" McLain offers a raw and fresh look at the prolific Hemingway." "In this mesmerizing and helluva-good-time novel, McLain inhabits Richardson s voice and guides us from Chicago Richardson and Hemingway s initial stomping ground to the place where their life together really begins: Paris. Elle.com
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" McLain s vivid account of the couple s love affair and expat adventures will leave you feeling sad yet dazzled. "Parade
" Told in the voice of Ernest Hemingway s first wife, "The Paris Wife," by Paula McLain, is a richly imagined portrait of bohemian 1920s Paris, and of America literature s original bad boy. "Town & Country
"Novelist and memoirist Paula McLain traces the life of Hadley Hemingway, first wife of Ernest Hemingway, in this evocative novel set largely in Paris in the Jazz Age. "Christian Science Monitor
"" "McLain's novel not only gives Hadley a voice, but one that seems authentic and admirable.... A certain amount of bravery is required in writing a novel that channels a giant of American literature. Yet McLain pulls it off convincingly, conveying Hemingway's interior life and his profound struggles. She makes a compelling case that Hadley was a crucial (and long-lasting) influence on Hemingway's writing life: a partner as well as a cheerleader. She also revisits, with remarkable detail, a singular era in history, one that would produce some of the greatest literary works of the 20th century. "Newsday
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Engrossing and heartbreaking.... McLain is masterful at mining Hadley's confusion and pain, her crushing realization that she cannot fight for a love that has already disappeared. "Cleveland Plain Dealer
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A well-crafted novel ... Paula McLain is a master at creating narratives that are so lively, they seem to leap from the printed page. "Tucson Citizen
" One of the most important books of this year. McLain is a novelist to watch. "Naples Daily News"
""The Paris Wife"is mesmerizing. Hadley Hemingway s voice, lean and lyrical, kept me in my seat, unable to take my eyes and ears away from these young lovers.Paula McLain is a first-rate writer who creates a world you don t want to leave. I loved this book." Nancy Horan, "New York Times "bestselling author of "Loving Frank
""After nearly a century, there is a reason that the Lost Generation and Paris in the 1920 s still fascinate. It was a unique intersection of time and place, people and inspiration, romance and intrigue, betrayal and tragedy. "The Paris Wife" brings that era to life through the eyes of Hadley Richardson Hemingway, who steps out of the shadows as the first wife of Ernest, and into the reader s mind, as beautiful and as luminous as those extraordinary days in Paris after the Great War." Mary Chapin Carpenter, singer and songwriter
Despite all that has been written about Hemingway by others and by the man himself, the magic of" The Paris Wife" is that this Hemingway and this Paris, as imagined by Paula McLain, ring so true I felt as if I was eavesdropping on something new. As seen by the sure and steady eye of his first wife, Hadley, here is the spectacle of the man becoming the legend set against the bright jazzed heat of Paris in the 20s. As much about life and how we try and catch it as it is about love even as it vanishes, this is an utterly absorbing novel. Sarah Blake, " New York Times" bestselling author of" The Postmistress "
"McLain offers a vivid addition to the complex-woman-behind-the-legendary-man genre, bringing Ernest Hemingway and his first wife, Hadley Richardson, to life.... The heart of the story--Ernest and Hadley's relationship--gets an honest reckoning, most notably the waves of elation and despair that pull them apart." "Publishers Weekly""

"McLain smartly explores Hadley's ambivalence about her role as supportive wife to a budding genius.... Women and book groups are going to eat up this novel." --USA Today

"By making the ordinary come to life, McLain has written a beautiful portrait of being in Paris in the glittering 1920s -- as a wife and one's own woman.... McLain's vivid, clear-voiced novel is a conjecture, an act of imaginary autobiography on the part of the author. Yet her biographical and geographical research is so deep, and her empathy for the real Hadley Richardson so forthright (without being intrusively femme partisan), that the account reads as very real indeed." --Entertainment Weekly

"Written much in the style of Nancy Horan's Loving Frank ... Paula McLain's fictional account of Hemingway's first marriage beautifully captures the sense of despair and faint hope that pervaded the era and their marriage." --Associated Press

"Lyrical and exhilarating.... McLain offers a raw and fresh look at the prolific Hemingway. In this mesmerizing and helluva-good-time novel, McLain inhabits Richardson's voice and guides us from Chicago--Richardson and Hemingway's initial stomping ground--to the place where their life together really begins: Paris." --Elle.com

"McLain's vivid account of the couple's love affair and expat adventures will leave you feeling sad yet dazzled." --Parade

"Told in the voice of Ernest Hemingway's first wife, The Paris Wife, by Paula McLain, is a richly imagined portrait of bohemian 1920s Paris, and of America literature's original bad boy." --Town & Country

"Novelist and memoirist Paula McLain traces the life of Hadley Hemingway, first wife of Ernest Hemingway, in this evocative novel set largely in Paris in the Jazz Age." --Christian Science Monitor

"McLain's novel not only gives Hadley a voice, but one that seems authentic and admirable.... A certain amount of bravery is required in writing a novel that channels a giant of American literature. Yet McLain pulls it off convincingly, conveying Hemingway's interior life and his profound struggles. She makes a compelling case that Hadley was a crucial (and long-lasting) influence on Hemingway's writing life: a partner as well as a cheerleader. She also revisits, with remarkable detail, a singular era in history, one that would produce some of the greatest literary works of the 20th century." --Newsday

"Engrossing and heartbreaking.... McLain is masterful at mining Hadley's confusion and pain, her crushing realization that she cannot fight for a love that has already disappeared." --Cleveland Plain Dealer

"A well-crafted novel ... Paula McLain is a master at creating narratives that are so lively, they seem to leap from the printed page." --Tucson Citizen

"One of the most important books of this year. McLain is a novelist to watch." --Naples Daily News

"The Paris Wife is mesmerizing. Hadley Hemingway's voice, lean and lyrical, kept me in my seat, unable to take my eyes and ears away from these young lovers. Paula McLain is a first-rate writer who creates a world you don't want to leave. I loved this book." --Nancy Horan, New York Times bestselling author of Loving Frank

"After nearly a century, there is a reason that the Lost Generation and Paris in the 1920's still fascinate. It was a unique intersection of time and place, people and inspiration, romance and intrigue, betrayal and tragedy. The Paris Wife brings that era to life through the eyes of Hadley Richardson Hemingway, who steps out of the shadows as the first wife of Ernest, and into the reader's mind, as beautiful and as luminous as those extraordinary days in Paris after the Great War." --Mary Chapin Carpenter, singer and songwriter

"Despite all that has been written about Hemingway by others and by the man himself, the magic of The Paris Wife is that this Hemingway and this Paris, as imagined by Paula McLain, ring so true I felt as if I was eavesdropping on something new. As seen by the sure and steady eye of his first wife, Hadley, here is the spectacle of the man becoming the legend set against the bright jazzed heat of Paris in the 20s. As much about life and how we try and catch it as it is about love even as it vanishes, this is an utterly absorbing novel." --Sarah Blake, New York Times bestselling author of The Postmistress

"McLain offers a vivid addition to the complex-woman-behind-the-legendary-man genre, bringing Ernest Hemingway and his first wife, Hadley Richardson, to life.... The heart of the story--Ernest and Hadley's relationship--gets an honest reckoning, most notably the waves of elation and despair that pull them apart." --Publishers Weekly --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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* Out now in paperback, the heart-wrenching story of ambition and betrayal that captures the love affair between two unforgettable people: Ernest Hemingway and his first wife Hadley

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