Book Review: Mrs. Hemingway by Naomi Wood

Mrs. HemingwayMrs. Hemingway by Naomi Wood
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

ABOUT THE BOOK: Told from the perspective of each of the four “Mrs. Hemingways,” Hadley, Fife, Martha, and Mary, Mrs. Hemingway is a fascinating look at the life of author, Ernest Hemingway, from his early ex-pat days as a struggling writer in Paris to his eventual suicide. The book focuses on the transitions from wife to wife, with each Mrs. Hemingway detailing how they won and lost the famous writer. Together the narratives of the four wives paint a fascinating portrait of one of the giants of the Lost Generation, from his charismatic, larger-than-life personality to the demons that haunted him.

MY THOUGHTS: An excellent summer read for lit lovers, Mrs. Hemingway had it all – fabulous places, gossip about famous writers, love, loss, and bold, vivid characters. And since the Hemingways spent a lot of time on vacation during the book, with lots of descriptions of swimming, diving, and playing in the water, Mrs. Hemingway is the perfect book to enjoy on the beach or by the pool. Highly recommended.

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