Everyone’s Reading ’18: The Paris Wife

Everyone’s Reading

Join us in reading The Paris Wife by Paula McLain for our 2018 selection of Everyone’s Reading.

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.

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.

Due to popular demand, a ticket will be required for all author appearances in West Bloomfield and Rochester.

Tickets are free but limited and will be given away at the fiction desk on a first come first served basis beginning on Monday, February 5 to Southfield Library Cardholders.

Author Appearances:

Tuesday, March 6 at 2:00 PM
West Bloomfield Public Library
4600 Walnut Lake Road • West Bloomfield

Tuesday, March 6 at 7:00 PM
Royal Park Hotel
600 E. University Dr. • Rochester

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An Everyone’s Reading Selection

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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