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Book Review: The Paris Wife

My Rating: 5
This book is so achingly beautiful that it is hard to find the words to review it. 
The Paris Wife is the story of Hadley Richardson and her husband, Ernest Hemingway. While it is a work a fiction, author Paula McLain did such an amazing job researching different sources and referring to journals, diaries, biographies, and Ernest Hemingway’s own pieces of writing, it feels like you are reading Hadley’s private thoughts as she navigates through her crazy life. 
Hadley and Ernest meet in Chicago in the early 1920s, and then find themselves in a whirlwind courtship and marriage, quickly whisking off to Paris, putting all they have into Ernest’s writing career. There they find new friends, including Gertrude Stein and Scott Fitzgerald, while Ernest tries to find his voice that will stand out among the crowd of aspiring artists and writers. They also find that, although they have a strong bond of love and loyalty, they are unprepared for the fast-living and highly untraditional l…