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The Paris Wife: A Novel Summary
Paula McLain

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The Paris Wife: A Novel Summary

Plot Summary

"The Paris Wife," by Paula McLain, is the story of Hadley Richardson and Ernest Hemingway during the years between 1920 and 1927. The story begins in Chicago where Hadley had come to visit her friends Kate and Kelsey Smith (sister and brother) who had a large apartment and rented out rooms to friends. One of the friends staying there was budding writer Ernest Hemingway. Hadley was from St. Louis and made the trip to Chicago to get away from her life there. She had just lost her mother to a long-term illness and she was "stuck" living in the family home with her mean-spirited sister and her husband who had taken over the house.

Hadley had a great time the first night that she was there. The young, handsome Ernest Hemingway charmed her and danced with her to all hours. She was taken with Ernest even though at 21, he was...

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