February Book... The Paris Wife

As Valentine's Day approaches I thought a love story would be a great read.

Amazon description:

A deeply evocative story of ambition and betrayal, The Paris Wife captures a remarkable period of time and a love affair between two unforgettable people: Ernest Hemingway and his wife Hadley.

Chicago, 1920: Hadley Richardson is a quiet twenty-eight-year-old who has all but given up on love and happiness—until she meets Ernest Hemingway and her life changes forever. Following a whirlwind courtship and wedding, the pair set sail for Paris, where they become the golden couple in a lively and volatile group—the fabled “Lost Generation”—that includes Gertrude Stein, Ezra Pound, and F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald.

Though deeply in love, the Hemingways are ill prepared for the hard-drinking and fast-living life of Jazz Age Paris, which hardly values traditional notions of family and monogamy. Surrounded by beautiful women and competing egos, Ernest struggles to find the voice that will earn him a place in history, pouring all the richness and intensity of his life with Hadley and their circle of friends into the novel that will become The Sun Also Rises. Hadley, meanwhile, strives to hold on to her sense of self as the demands of life with Ernest grow costly and her roles as wife, friend, and muse become more challenging. Despite their extraordinary bond, they eventually find themselves facing the ultimate crisis of their marriage—a deception that will lead to the unraveling of everything they’ve fought so hard for.

A heartbreaking portrayal of love and torn loyalty, The Paris Wife is all the more poignant because we know that, in the end, Hemingway wrote that he would rather have died than fallen in love with anyone but Hadley.

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  • Jenna

    Hi everyone. The reservation will be under my name. I will not be there as I have moved to Austin. Please let me know if you would like to take over the group or if you have a suggestion of location. Thanks!

    February 3, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks for making the reservations. Sorry you will not be joining us.

      February 3, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi! This will be my first meetup with this group - is there a location for tomorrow's meeting?

    February 3, 2014

  • Jenna

    Hey ladies! I will officially be stepping down after this meetup. Please message me as to if you prefer downtown or Rocco's and if you are interested in hosting the meetups. Thanks!

    February 1, 2014

  • Amanda C.

    Are we planning to meet at the Walnut Creek Library?

    January 31, 2014

  • Laura S.

    Can't wait to finally join you ladies again!

    January 8, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    This will be a great read.

    January 8, 2014

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