- Paperback: 212 pages
- Publisher: Cumberland House Publishing; 1st Edition edition (May 1, 1999)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1581820240
- ISBN-13: 978-1581820249
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 8.9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 10.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 1 customer review
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,119,538 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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A Hemingway Odyssey: Special Places in His Life Paperback – May 1, 1999
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Making a connection between his fishing exploits and some of what many consider to be the deceased author's best writing, H. Lea Lawrence in "A Hemingway Odyssey" offers a sort of biographical travelogue in which he retraces Hemingway's footsteps to some of the special places in his life. -- Myrtle Beach, S.C. Sun News
[Lawrence's] descriptions of Hemingway's old stomping grounds could make any reader want to take up fly fishing....You don't have to be an outdoorsman to appreciate this biography, but it may inspire you to become one. -- Bookpage
About the Author
H. Lea Lawrence is a freelance writer whose articles have appeared in more than fifty magazines, including Audubon, Field & Stream, and Natural Wildlife. His other writings include The Fly Fisherman's Guide to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. He lives in Franklin, Tennessee.
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Interesting is Lawrence's investigation of the many small local hotels in existence in the 1920's- 1950's where Hemingway stayed. Many of these are now private residences or closed- but several still exist and are the focus of his book. The author meets the current owners, managers and support staff who tell him of the day when Hemingway stopped in for a drink or for the weekend- and although some of the stories are once removed (second hand accounts), the conversations are interesting and informative.
Most Hemingway fans have thought of travelling to his famous haunts- most famous of which in the U.S. is Sloppy Joe's Saloon in Key West- and Lawrence stops in there for a brief visit, along with describing Hemingway's local exploits fishing in the Gulf Stream. A picture of the Hemingway House and Museum- with its famous six-toed cats- is included and it is a welcome addition to the story line. Having been to Sloppy Joe's myself for my 50th birthday in 2007, I enjoyed not only this, but all the other descriptions of Hemingway's favorite spots- and I plan to vist many of them in the years ahead.
Author, "Lafayette's Gold- the Lost Brandywine Treasure" and