Buildings are closed. Curbside Pickup is available. Click here for our interim services.

The Paris wife: a novel

Book Cover
Average Rating
5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * "A beautiful portrait of being in Paris in the glittering 1920s--as a wife and as one's own woman."-- Entertainment Weekly 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. NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY People * Chicago Tribune * NPR * The Philadelphia Inquirer * Kirkus Reviews * The Toronto Sun * BookPage 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. Though deeply in love, the Hemingways are ill prepared for the hard-drinking, fast-living, and free-loving life of Jazz Age Paris. As Ernest struggles to find the voice that will earn him a place in history and pours himself into the novel that will become The Sun Also Rises, Hadley strives to hold on to her sense of self as her roles as wife, friend, and muse become more challenging. Eventually they find themselves facing the ultimate crisis of their marriage--a deception that will lead to the unraveling of everything they've fought so hard for. 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. Praise for The Paris Wife "McLain smartly explores Hadley's ambivalence about her role as supportive wife to a budding genius.... Women and book groups are going to eat up this novel." -- USA Today " Written much in the style of Nancy Horan's Loving Frank ... Paula McLain's fictional account of Hemingway's first marriage beautifully captures the sense of despair and faint hope that pervaded the era and their marriage." -- Associated Press " Lyrical and exhilarating . . . McLain offers a raw and fresh look at the prolific Hemingway. In this mesmerizing and helluva-good-time novel, McLain inhabits Richardson's voice and guides us from Chicago--Richardson and Hemingway's initial stomping ground--to the place where their life together really begins: Paris." -- Elle
Also in This Series
More Like This
More Details
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work IDfe12d610-3057-7f71-93d2-130ddb3fe8d8
Grouping Titleparis wife
Grouping Authorpaula mclain
Grouping Categorybook
Grouping LanguageEnglish (eng)
Last Grouping Update2020-09-27 05:14:40AM
Last Indexed2020-09-27 05:17:03AM
Novelist Primary ISBNnone

Solr Details

auth_author2MacDuffie, Carrington, 1958-
authorPaula McLain
author2-roleMacDuffie, Carrington,1958-
author_displayMcLain, Paula
available_at_santafeMain Library (Curbside Pickup)
Oliver La Farge (Curbside Pickup)
Southside (Curbside Pickup)
detailed_location_santafeLa Farge
La Farge AV
Main Large Type
Main Media
Online OverDrive Collection
Southside AV
Southside Large Type
display_descriptionMeeting through mutual friends in Chicago, Hadley is intrigued by brash "beautiful boy" Ernest Hemingway, and after a brief courtship and small wedding, they take off for Paris, where Hadley makes a convincing transformation from an overprotected child to a game and brave young woman who puts up with impoverished living conditions and shattering loneliness to prop up her husband's career.
format_category_santafeAudio Books
format_santafeAudio CD
Large Print
Bib IdItem IdShelf LocCall NumFormatFormat CategoryNum CopiesIs Order ItemIs eContenteContent SourceeContent FileeContent URLsubformatDetailed StatusLast CheckinLocationSub-location
ils:.b13722578.i18044359Main Large TypeFiction McLain, P1falsefalse*CHECK SHELF*mlt
ils:.b13722578.i18044360Southside Large TypeFiction McLain, P1falsefalseMENDINGclt
ils:.b13652904.i1891570xLa FargeFiction McLain, P1falsefalse*CHECK SHELF*lf
ils:.b13652904.i17948514MainFiction McLain, P1falsefalse*CHECK SHELF*mn
ils:.b13652904.i17913731SouthsideFiction McLain, P1falsefalse*CHECK SHELF*co
ils:.b13652904.i18647534MainFiction McLain, P1falsefalse*CHECK SHELF*mn
ils:.b13693311.i17959883Southside AVCD spoken Fiction McLain, P1falsefalse*CHECK SHELF*cav
ils:.b13693311.i1980877xLa Farge AVCD spoken Fiction McLain, P1falsefalse*CHECK SHELF*lav
ils:.b13693311.i18152119Main MediaCD spoken Fiction McLain, P1falsefalse*CHECK SHELF*mav
overdrive:7a98eb78-ea8a-44ff-9cfe-670f48d26ddb-1Online OverDrive CollectionOnline OverDriveeBookeBook1falsetrueOverDriveAdobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive ReadAvailable Online
itype_santafeCD - Spoken
Regular Circ
local_callnumber_santafeCD spoken Fiction McLain, P
Fiction McLain, P
owning_library_santafeSanta Fe Public Library
owning_location_santafeMain Library (Curbside Pickup)
Oliver La Farge (Curbside Pickup)
Southside (Curbside Pickup)
Bib IdFormatFormat CategoryEditionLanguagePublisherPublication DatePhysical Description
ils:.b13722578Large PrintBooksCenter Point large print ed.EnglishCenter Point Pub., 2011.477 p. (large print) ; 23 cm.
ils:.b13652904BookBooks1st ed.EnglishBallantine Books, 2011.xii, 320 p. ; 25 cm.
ils:.b13693311Audio CDAudio BooksEnglishRandom House, Inc., [2011].10 sound discs (11.5 hrs.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
overdrive:7a98eb78-ea8a-44ff-9cfe-670f48d26ddbeBookeBookEnglishRandom House Publishing Group2011
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
ils:.b13722578.i18044359On Shelf*CHECK SHELF*falsetruetruefalsefalsetrue9999
ils:.b13722578.i18044360Currently UnavailableMENDINGfalsefalsetruefalsefalsetrue9999
ils:.b13652904.i1891570xOn Shelf*CHECK SHELF*falsetruetruefalsefalsetrue9999
ils:.b13652904.i17948514On Shelf*CHECK SHELF*falsetruetruefalsefalsetrue9999
ils:.b13652904.i17913731On Shelf*CHECK SHELF*falsetruetruefalsefalsetrue9999
ils:.b13652904.i18647534On Shelf*CHECK SHELF*falsetruetruefalsefalsetrue9999
ils:.b13693311.i17959883On Shelf*CHECK SHELF*falsetruetruefalsefalsetrue9999
ils:.b13693311.i1980877xOn Shelf*CHECK SHELF*falsetruetruefalsefalsetrue9999
ils:.b13693311.i18152119On Shelf*CHECK SHELF*falsetruetruefalsefalsetrue9999
overdrive:7a98eb78-ea8a-44ff-9cfe-670f48d26ddb-1Available OnlineAvailable Onlinefalsetruetruefalsefalsefalse
Authors' spouses -- United States -- Fiction
Authors, American -- France -- Fiction
Biographical fiction
Expatriate authors -- France -- Fiction
Hemingway, Ernest, -- 1899-1961 -- Fiction
Hemingway, Ernest, -- 1899-1961 -- Marriage -- Fiction
Large type books
Mowrer, Hadley Hemingway, -- 1891-1979 -- Fiction
Paris (France) -- Fiction
title_displayThe Paris wife : a novel
title_fullThe Paris Wife A Novel
The Paris wife / Paula McLain
The Paris wife : a novel / Paula McLain
The Paris wife [sound recording] / Paula McLain
title_shortThe Paris wife
title_suba novel
topic_facetAuthors' spouses
Authors, American
Expatriate authors
Hemingway, Ernest
Historical Fiction
Large type books
Mowrer, Hadley Hemingway