I’ve never been to Paris, but I’ve always wanted to go. I sometimes feel like I was born into the wrong era. The 20s seem like more of where I should be. The Paris Wife transports me to both.
Following Ernest Hemingway and his first wife, Hadley Richardson, The Paris Wife depicts life in the roaring 20s in Jazz-era Paris. The bohemian lifestyle is just beginning and creatives are flocking to Europe. This eclectic novel covers Hemingway’s beginnings and his struggle to make it as a writer. The Paris Wife also explores what it’s like to love someone but love yourself more.
Paula McLain does a wonderful job of pulling her readers in. Lovers of Hemingway will enjoy this fictional glimpse into his life. Even those who take no interest in Hemingway will find something to love in this novel. McLain can paint a picture with her words and pour emotion onto the pages like no other. I highly encourage any reader to pick up this wonderful novel.