07 February 2012
KtMac Reviews: The Paris Wife: A Novel
Author: Paula McLain
The Good: This novel is based on the true story of Ernest Hemingway's first wife, Hadley. It's an extremely well-written novel and pulls many of its stories from tales told about Hemingway's first marriage. You know before you open the book how it'll end (damn history!), but you find yourself enchanted and rooting for Hadley and Hemingway anyway.
The Bad: It's a bit devastating. Hemingway's life is well-known, and it's hard, even in a novel, to watch someone's life fall off the tracks so hard.
The Verdict: A must-read. Absolutely. You won't be able to put it down.