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New York, New York : Penguin Books, 2014.
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322, 10 pages ; 20 cm
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"The Paris Wife was only the beginning of the story. Paula McLain's New York Times-bestselling novel piqued readers' interest about Ernest Hemingway's romantic life. But Hadley was only one of four women married, in turn, to the legendary writer. Just as T.C. Boyle's bestseller The Women completed the picture begun by Nancy Horan's Loving Frank, Naomi Wood's Mrs. Hemingway tells the story of how it was to love, and be loved by, the most famous and dashing writer of his generation. Hadley, Pauline, Martha and Mary: each Mrs. Hemingway thought their love would last forever; each one was wrong. Told in four parts and based on real love letters and telegrams, Mrs. Hemingway reveals the explosive love triangles that wrecked each of Hemingway's marriages. Spanning 1920s bohemian Paris through 1960s Cold War America, populated with members of the fabled "Lost Generation," Mrs. Heminway is a riveting tale of passion, love, and heartbreak"-- Provided by publisher.
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Includes a readers guide.
"First published in Great Britain by Picador, an imprint of Pan Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2014"-- Title page verso.
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9780143124610 (paperback)
0143124617 (paperback)
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852238312
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Based upon actual love letters and telegrams, describes fictionalized accounts of the lives and thoughts of each of Ernest Hemingway's four wives, describing what it was like to be loved by the dashing, adventurous novelist and member of the “Lost Generation.” Original. - (Baker & Taylor)

The Paris Wife was only the beginning of the story . . .
A New York Times Book Review Editor's Choice
A Richard & Judy UK Pick


Paula McLain’s New York Times–bestselling novel piqued readers’ interest about Ernest Hemingway’s romantic life. But Hadley was only one of four women married, in turn, to the legendary writer. Just as T.C. Boyle’s bestsellerThe Women completed the picture begun by Nancy Horan’s Loving Frank, Naomi Wood’sMrs. Hemingway tells the story of how it was to love, and be loved by, the most famous and dashing writer of his generation. Hadley, Pauline, Martha and Mary: each Mrs. Hemingway thought their love would last forever; each one was wrong.

Told in four parts and based on real love letters and telegrams, Mrs. Hemingwayreveals the explosive love triangles that wrecked each of Hemingway's marriages. Spanning 1920s bohemian Paris through 1960s Cold War America, populated with members of the fabled "Lost Generation,"Mrs. Heminway is a riveting tale of passion, love, and heartbreak. - (Penguin Putnam)

The Paris Wife was only the beginning of the story . . .
A New York Times Book Review Editor's Choice

Paula McLain’s New York Times–bestselling novel piqued readers’ interest about Ernest Hemingway’s romantic life. But Hadley was only one of four women married, in turn, to the legendary writer. Just as T.C. Boyle’s bestsellerThe Women completed the picture begun by Nancy Horan’s Loving Frank, Naomi Wood’sMrs. Hemingway tells the story of how it was to love, and be loved by, the most famous and dashing writer of his generation. Hadley, Pauline, Martha and Mary: each Mrs. Hemingway thought their love would last forever; each one was wrong.

Told in four parts and based on real love letters and telegrams, Mrs. Hemingwayreveals the explosive love triangles that wrecked each of Hemingway's marriages. Spanning 1920s bohemian Paris through 1960s Cold War America, populated with members of the fabled "Lost Generation,"Mrs. Heminway is a riveting tale of passion, love, and heartbreak. - (Random House, Inc.)

Author Biography

Naomi Wood was awarded the 2012 inaugural Eccles Centre British Library Writer in Resident Award. She is the Young Patrons Ambassador at the British Library and teaches at the University of East Anglia. She lives in London. Mrs. Hemingway is her American debut.
- (Penguin Putnam)

Naomi Wood was awarded the 2012 inaugural Eccles Centre British Library Writer in Resident Award. She is the Young Patrons Ambassador at the British Library and teaches at the University of East Anglia. She lives in London.Mrs. Hemingway is her American debut. - (Random House, Inc.)

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In their own ways and in their own times, Hadley, Pauline, Martha, and Mary all loved Ernest Hemingway. All experienced the passionate days of early courtship, the midsummer lethargy, the chipped-ice daiquiris that became acceptable earlier and earlier in the day. They all knew the sting of betrayal as his notoriously wandering eye eventually turned to another woman, and they all knew the safety of his embrace. They knew how to weather the tides of his creativity, how to support and nourish and heal and mend. While Hemingway's stories are known worldwide, Wood used copious love letters, diaries, and telegrams to flesh out the stories that these women might have told. Flitting from bohemian 1920s Paris to sunny Havana, from Paris in the days of WWII to 1960s America, Mrs. Hemingway spans eras. Wood's research gives this passionate story a firm foundation, and readers who enjoyed Loving Frank (2007) and The Paris Wife (2011) will adore this ideal summer read. Seamlessly blending known facts with fiction, Mrs. Hemingway is an absorbing, tender glimpse inside the lives of those in Hemingway's inner circle. Copyright 2014 Booklist Reviews.

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Many stories have been told about the passionate, and sometimes manic, Ernest Hemingway. Biographies have also been written about each of his four wives. Now there is a book that skillfully blends all of these accounts into one poignant tale. Making her U.S. debut, British author Wood (The Godless Boys) has written a well-researched novel about Hemingway's spouses, pulling material from personal letters and archives. Each wife tells her own story, effortlessly moving the reader through almost 40 years of Hemingway's life. Hadley is a tender mother and doting wife. Beautiful Pauline is admired by the writer's artist friends. Martha, a journalist, found wartime reporting more exhilarating than marriage. Mary, also a journalist, struggles through her husband's depression, alcoholism, and suicide. Each woman's story flows seamlessly into the next, providing a detailed account of Hemingway's erratic nature. VERDICT Fans of literary biographies and biographical novels such as Paula McClain's best seller The Paris Wife will adore Wood's second novel. It will also appeal more broadly to those interested in history or historical fiction, women's issues, and romance. [No doubt Wood did some of her research at the British Library where she was the inaugural Eccless Centre British Library Writer in Residence in 2012.—Ed.]—Shannon Marie Robinson, Denison Univ. Lib., Granville, OH

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