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AUTHOR: Paula Mclain

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NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY People • Chicago Tribune • NPR • The Philadelphia Inquirer • Kirkus Reviews • The Toronto Sun. 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.

Characters: 124. Amazon rating: 4 1/2 stars. Genre: Fiction.

Discussion Questions:
The Paris Wife

Discussion Questions: General

Pro   MapParis.
    Tuileries Garden, Paris.
    Arc de Triomphe, Paris.
    Oak Park, Illinois, 1920.
    Toronto, Canada, 1920.
CH1   Michigan Ave., Chicago, 1920.
3   Sherwood Anderson on Wikipedia.
4   Louisiana Purchase Exposition, 1904, St. Louis on Wikipedia.
    Ouija board on Wikipedia.
    Ipswich, Massachusetts, 1920.
6   The Saturday Evening Post.
    Milan, Italy, 1920.
10   John Dos Passos on Wikipedia.
    Leopoldina ship.
    74 Cardinal Lemoine, Paris.
12   Pernod history on Wikipedia.
    Musée du Luxembourg, Paris.
    Les Halles Market, Paris, 1920.
13   Ezra Pound on Wikipedia.
    Gertrude Stein on Wikipedia.
14   Shakespeare and Company, Paris, 1920.
15   Mussolini.
16   Auteuil Village, Paris.
21   Lincoln Steffens on Wikipedia.
23   Hemingway and Hadley in Chamby, Switzerland.
    MapRapallo, Italy.
25   MapQuebec.
26   MapNew York.
29   MapAustria.
31   St. Jean du Luz, France.
    Cap d'Antibes, France
    Hemingway images.

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