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The Paris Wife by Paula McLain
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I tremendously enjoyed this novel, and I couldn't decide whether to give it four or five stars. But I chose five stars because Paula McLain really did an amazing job of capturing the emotions of the characters, and the vibe of Paris and the people who were there in the early 1920's. This book has inspired me to go back and reread some of the Hemingway books I've already read (mainly A Moveable Feast and The Sun Also Rises) and I'd also like to read some of his books that I have not yet read.

In addition to the story of Hemingway and his first wife, Hadley, I loved reading about Ezra Pound, Gertrude Stein, Scott Fitzgerald and his wife Zelda, Sherwood Anderson, and so many others. I really think Ms. McLain did an excellent job, and I hope she writes more historical fiction on other interesting people.

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Paula I just finished A Moveable Feast. Now I'm reading The Paris Wife, a perfect segue. Read some of Hemingway's short stories, too. I think a lot of them are based on his life experiences and, man, did he experience Life.

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