The Paris Wife: A Novel - Chapters 1 through 4 Summary & Analysis

Paula McLain
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Chapters 1 through 4 Summary

Chapter One

Hadley Richardson was at a small party in Chicago in October 1920 at the home of her dear friends, sister and brother Kate and Kenley Smith. There were other friends she knew to varying degrees but she was fascinated by another young man at the party who she didn't know. She wound up dancing with him a few times. He was a budding writer and his name was Ernest Hemingway. He was handsome and charming and everyone seemed to gather around him.

Chapter Two

Hadley was in mourning. Her mother had just recently suffered through a terrible illness which took her life. Hadley looked forward to seeing her old friend, Kate, and dancing a drinking a little to take her mind off her grief. Hadley was hoping to dance with Ernest again but she suddenly realized that he was gone. She felt disappointment and...

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