The Paris Wife
By Paula McLain
(21 Century Books, Paperback, 9788950932886, 504pp.)
Publication Date: February 2012
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Paula McLain's new novel, The Paris Wife, tells the story of Hadley Richardson, Ernest Hemingway's first wife and companion during his Paris years. Hemingway and Richardson were blissfully in love â?? until he left her for her best friend. More at NPR.org
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- In many ways, Hadley's girlhood in St. Louis was a difficult and repressive experience. How do her early years prepare her to meet and fall in love with Ernest? What does life with Ernest offer her that she hasn't encountered before? What are the risks?