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The Paris Wife by Paula McLain
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Aug 01, 11

bookshelves: favorites, historical-fiction
Recommended to Sera by: Meghan
Recommended for: Avid Readers
Read from July 27 to August 01, 2011, read count: 1

I loved, loved, loved this book. McLain did a fabulous job of bringing Mr. and Mrs. Hemingway to life, together with their circle of well-known friends in 1920s Paris. The writing was perfect, and I felt part of this group of interesting, but seriously flawed, people.

There's quite a bit going on with this story. There's the issue of marriage and the role of the wife, particularly when it comes to careers. There's also the struggle that writers and other artists go through in trying to become famous for their craft. However, my favorite part was how far people were willing to go to show their modernity or to deal with their boredom when money, booze, and travel just don't provide the same thrills over time.

Penny? Hated her.

Duff? Hated her.

Ernest? Wasn't a fan before, and I'm still not a fan.

However, I am a fan of McLain's book and encourage any avid reader to check this one out.
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Reading Progress

07/29/2011 page 116
37.0% "Lovely so far."
07/31/2011 page 277
88.0% "An excellent piece of work."

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MichelleCH Cool. Just picked this up at a used book sale.


Sera Oh, that's great! I'm hopeful that you will enjoy it as much as I did.


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