Mrs Hemingway Paperback – 1 July 2015
by Naomi Wood
A Harper’s Bazaar and Stylist Best Book of 2014
“Magnetic” The New York Times Book Review
“Sublime.” The Bookseller
“So beautifully written, and evocative, that I could not put it down until the last page.” Jojo Moyes
In the dazzling summer of 1926, Ernest Hemingway and his wife Hadley travel from their home in Paris to a villa in the south of France. They swim, play bridge and drink gin. But wherever they go they are accompanied by the glamorous and irrepressible Fife. Fife is Hadley’s best friend. She is also Ernest’s lover.
Hadley is the first Mrs. Hemingway, but neither she nor Fife will be the last. Over the ensuing decades, Ernest’s literary career will blaze a trail, but his marriages will be ignited by passion and deceit. Four extraordinary women will learn what it means to love the most famous writer of his generation, and each will be forced to ask herself how far she will go to remain his wife…
Luminous and intoxicating, Mrs. Hemingway portrays real lives with rare intimacy and plumbs the depths of the human heart.
PRAISE FOR MRS HEMINGWAY
“Luminous, intoxicating … A passionate novel based on real lives, full of betrayals and moments of heartbreaking intimacy as Wood gives four remarkable women star billing.”
“An absorbing, tender glimpse inside the lives of those in Hemingway’s inner circle.” Booklist
“Exquisitely written, the Mrs. Hemingways finally have their say in this beautiful novel.” Stylist Magazine
“A beautiful read and an amazing insight into the life of the man . . . superb.” Red
“Very occasionally, a piece of fiction based on facts is so good that I catch myself thinking: ‘Oh, so that’s how it really was.’ Wood achieves this in this breathtakingly good look at the lives of Ernest Hemingway’s four wives . . . . Sublime.” The Bookseller
About the Author
Naomi Wood was born in 1983 and lives in London. She studied at Cambridge and at UEA for her MA in Creative Writing. Originally from York, she has lived in Hong Kong, Paris and Washington DC, and her research for Mrs Hemingway took her from the British Library to the Hemingway archives at universities in Boston and Yale, and to the Hemingway heritage homes in Chicago, Florida and Cuba. She is also the author of The Godless Boys.
- Publisher : Picador (1 July 2015)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 256 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1447226887
- ISBN-13 : 9781447226888
- Reading age : 18 years and up
- Dimensions : 13.2 x 2.3 x 19.7 cm
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