You might know already that I’ve had a fascination with Hemingway for years. He was always my favorite writer that we read in school but I only really began to appreciate him (most specifically, A Farewell to Arms and A Moveable Feast) as I’ve gotten older. I won’t bore you with my obsession over the lost generation, T.S. Eliot, F. Scott Fitzgerald and Gertrude Stein–that’s boring English major talk. Trust me, you will LOVE this book even if you think Hemingway is as boring as rocks and could care less about expats living in Europe post-WW1.
The book is fiction, and is narrated through the voice of Hadley, Hemingway’s wife. What struck me most was that the voice actually really sounded like Hemingway! I won’t spoil anything, but as readers, we learn about how Hadley met her husband and the joys and pain of her marriage. It’s definitely a page turner and kept me up late all weekend.
Loving Frank and Mary are the two books that come to mind when I think to compare this one. Basically, if you enjoy reading historical fiction accounts on the lives of famous guys’ wives, you will really enjoy this!