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Tue Dec 25, 2012, 10:56 AM

Just getting around to reading "The Paris Wife." I'm just loving this book!

I'd be interested in hearing about insights and thoughts anyone else had about it.

I was also wondering if there was ever any talk of making it into a movie. It certainly would be entertaining.

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 02:10 PM

1. Good to know.

I just downloaded it from the library. We're reading it for bookclub so I was hoping it would be something interesting and engaging.

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Response to Mz Pip (Reply #1)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 10:39 AM

4. I liked it so much I got "A Moveable Feast" out of the library and read that.

Hemingway really regretted losing Hadley over his affair with Pauline. He said in the closing pages of the book "I wish I had died before loving anyone but her." And, of course, just a couple of years later he blew his brains out...

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 02:57 PM

2. I don't know if you can see this link

or if you have to have a log-in at goodreads.com, but here's a bunch of discussion about the book:

http://www.goodreads.com/topic/list_book/8683812-the-paris-wife


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Response to Lex (Reply #2)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 10:39 AM

5. Thanks for that!

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Response to Lex (Reply #2)

Sat Mar 9, 2013, 05:53 AM

11. thanks for the link. wish there was an advanced search so you could search by highest rated

in a category. Have you done that? did I miss it?

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 12:08 PM

3. My Older Daughter Adores This Book.


She's a pretty tough cookie, but she told me the book brought her to tears, repeatedly. I'll probably end up reading it, before too much longer.

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Response to Paladin (Reply #3)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 10:42 AM

6. tell her to also read "A Moveable Feast." It gives Hemingway's own take on this time in his life.

Plus, a VERY funny chapter on his misadventure with F. Scott Fitzgerald, going to Lyon to pick up Fitzgerald's Renault which was being repaired after an accident.

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #6)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 10:56 AM

7. "Feast" Is My Favorite Hemingway.


I know I've recommended it to the daughter; need to check on whether she's read it, yet.

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Response to Paladin (Reply #7)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 11:00 AM

8. well, if she liked Paris Wife she'll be curious, as I was, about Moveable Feast...

I just loved it...and it complemented the Paris Wife...

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #8)

Sun Jan 20, 2013, 07:41 PM

9. Am about 60 pages into it

Am really enjoying it.

Will definitely check out Movable Feast.

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Response to Mz Pip (Reply #9)

Sun Jan 20, 2013, 08:48 PM

10. It's a great add-on if you read that novel first. I found it all rather sad for Hemingway, who was

so blinded by his own ego that he lost the true love of his life. He ended up killing himself a couple of years after Feast was published.

On a personal note, my then husband and I named our daughter (born the year Feast was published) after Hadley Hemingway. She gets compliments on her name to this day on her name!

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