Sunday, January 1, 2012
The Paris Wife by Paula Mclain
Hadley is probably the most famous unknown wife in history, and this story of hers was a compelling and important one to tell. Now, I am going to have to go back and pick up some of the Hemingway that I dismissed as a young reader, especially A Moveable Feast which was Hemingway's novel about his time in Paris with Hadley.
The ending and epilogue rates at least two hankies. Mclain makes the reader understand their early love, and subsequent pain at the end of their lives together. What times they were...