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The Paris Wife by Paula McLain
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Even those who find Ernest Hemingway an abusive alcoholic can appreciate how well this story is told. The book felt autobiographical and did a good job at representing the relationship of Hadley and "Papa" Hemingway early in his career. The events played out between the couple throughout the book, specifically their relationships with other couples, women and indulgence, and provides good insight into why their marriage was doomed from the beginning. Alternately entertaining and depressing, the author does a good job of walking the line between history and fiction, love and hate, shock and awe.

Kristen Z. / Marathon County Public Library
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