The Paris Wife: A Novel Topics for Discussion

Paula McLain
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What was Hadley's relationship like with her mother, father, and sisters? How did the effect of her familial relationships impact her relationship with Ernest Hemingway?

What important items that belonged to Ernest did Hadley lose? What impact did that incident have on their relationship and why? What event in their lives did he feel was equally tragic to losing these items?

What literary figure advised Ernest to change his writing style and why? What personal relationship did this individual have?

Who did Ernest base the feminine lead in his blockbuster novel, "The Sun Also Rises" on? What person in Ernest's real life was not represented by a character in the book? How did that person react?

Although Ernest was a confessed womanizer, what behavior displayed by Hadley may have helped drive him away? How did Ernest use her behavior against her? Why did he grow to distrust...

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