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Beautiful non-fiction account of Hadley and Ernest Hemingway's life together,
This review is from: Paris Without End: The True Story of Hemingway's First Wife (Paperback)This meticulously researched book reads like a novel; so much that I could not put it down. Diliberto wrote it twenty years ago, so she was able to interview some of Hadley and Ernest's friends. One of those friends had actual tapes of conversations with Hadley herself. The author weaves the tapes, conversations, interviews, letters between Hadley and Ernest and other research into a beautifully written account of their lives together. Not only is it a love story, it transports you to Paris of the twenties. The Fitzgeralds, the Murphys, Getrude and Alice are all here, but presented from the unusual angle of bit players. I didn't read "A Paris Wife", so I can't compare the two books, but this one tells the real story. Loved it.
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Initial post: Aug 2, 2012 6:02:35 AM PDT
Virginia C. Selanik says:
I read this book a number of years ago and I did compare it to Paula McLain's newer
"fiction" version....both are excellent. I think McLain used this earlier version to support her research on Hadley Hemingway. This segment of Hemingway's early years makes him a more loveable person.
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