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The Paris Wife: Paula McLain Answers Your Questions

Hi, Bookies: Sounding totally like the book geek who loved The Paris Wife that I am, let me tell you how thrilled I am to be putting up this post. Paula McLain has answered our questions with some wonderful insights into–and juicy details about—the book and the Hemingways. Hope you enjoy! From group discussion leader Didi Gluck: • How many […]

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The Paris Wife: Chapters 36 Through the Epilogue

Hi, Bookies: The final section of the book opens with Hadley and Bumby vacationing in Schruns, while Ernest travels to New York City to meet with his publisher—among other things, he gets a hefty advance for The Sun Also Rises. When he gets back, he encourages Hadley to take a trip to the Loire Valley with her friends Pauline and […]

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The Paris Wife: Chapters 26 Through 35

Hi, Bookies: This quarter of the book sees the beginning of the end for Hem and Hadley, sadly. The couple moves to Toronto to have their baby. Their plan is to stay a year while Ernest makes some money editing at the Star. He, of course, locks horns with his boss and ultimately decides he needs to be writing…in Paris. […]

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The Paris Wife: Chapters 13 Through 25

Hello, Bookies: Spoiler alert: I’m about to sum up what’s happened in the second quarter of the book, so if you haven’t reached this point, read no further. The second quarter finds Hem and Hadley newly in Paris. Practically upon arrival, it seems, they meet Ezra Pound and his wife, and Gertrude Stein and her companion. Hadley describes feeling left […]

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The Paris Wife: Chapters 1 Through 12

Hi, Bookies: I do hope you are all loving this book as much as I am—or at least finding it as interesting. I realize that it is a work of historical fiction and, as such, is just one person’s interpretation of what might have happened between Hadley and Ernest, but it’s so romantic, isn’t it? It also humanizes someone who […]

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Hi, Fellow Bookies!

My name is Didi Gluck, and I’m the health and beauty director of Real Simple. I am so excited to be reading The Paris Wife—for several reasons. First, I love Ernest Hemingway. My father modeled himself after Hemingway (like “Papa,” my dad enjoyed hunting, fishing, wine, bullfights, and all things macho), so he’s always had a special place in my […]

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