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The Paris Wife by Paula McLain
• What we'll do “A beautiful portrait of being in Paris in the glittering 1920s—as a wife and as one’s own woman.”—Entertainment Weekly A deeply evocative story of ambition and betrayal, The Paris Wife captures the 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. 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 Fitzgerald. Though deeply in love, the Hemingways are ill prepared for the hard-drinking, fast-living, and free-loving life of Jazz Age Paris. As Ernest struggles to find the voice that will earn him a place in history and pours himself into the novel that will become The Sun Also Rises, Hadley strives to hold on to her sense of self as her roles as wife, friend, and muse become more challenging. Eventually they 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. NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER WINNER—BEST HISTORICAL FICTION—GOODREADS CHOICE AWARDS • What to bring • Important to know

Molcas Mexican Rest.

8127 Mesa Drive # B-200 · Austin, TX

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A contemporary fiction book club in Austin that will focus on current and recent authors such as:

Haruki Murakami Martin Amis Dave Eggers

Ian McEwan Cormac McCarthy Don DeLillo

Julian Barnes Jhumpa Lahiri Saul Bellow

Khaled Hosseini Donna Tartt Rohinton Mistry

J M Coetzee Gary Shteyngart Toni Morrison

Michael Ondaatje Jennifer Egan Margaret Atwood

Michael Chabon Junot Diaz Daniel Sada

Orhan Pamuk Juan Gabriel Vasquez

John Williams James Salter Mark Zusak

and many, many more.

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Two meetings a month, one in north Austin the other south, with a lively book discussion and socializing with food and drink.

Our hopeful aim is to have everyone participate in our discussions and to come away having a greater appreciation and understanding of the book we have read.

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