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Creecy Book Club: The Paris Wife
March 13 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
An Everyone’s Reading Selection
- Tuesday, March 13th at 2:00 p.m. in The Meeting Room
- Wednesday, March 14th at 7:00 p.m. in The Meeting Room
Summary: Paula McLain offers a vivid addition to the complex-woman-behind-the-legendary-man genre, bringing Ernest Hemingway and his first wife, Hadley Richardson, to life. Meeting through mutual friends in Chicago, Hadley is intrigued by the brash “beautiful boy,” and after a brief courtship and small wedding, Hadley and Ernest take off for Paris, “the place to be,” according to Sherwood Anderson. McLain ably portrays the cultural icons of the 1920s-Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas, Zelda and Scott Fitzgerald, and Ezra and Dorothy Pound-and the impact they have on the then unknown Hemingway, casting Hadley as a rock of Gibraltar for a troubled man whose brilliance and talent were charged and compromised by his astounding capacity for alcohol and women. (Mar.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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