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West Branch Book Discussion

The Paris Wife by Paula McLain

2020-03-26 18:30:00 2020-03-26 20:00:00 America/Chicago West Branch Book Discussion West Branch's monthly book discussion. March: The Paris Wife by Paula McLain West Branch

Thursday, March 26
6:30pm - 8:00pm

Add to Calendar 2020-03-26 18:30:00 2020-03-26 20:00:00 America/Chicago West Branch Book Discussion West Branch's monthly book discussion. March: The Paris Wife by Paula McLain West Branch

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West Branch's monthly book discussion. March: The Paris Wife by Paula McLain

Join us for West Branch's monthly book discussion group. We read a variety of contemporary fiction and non-fiction and meet once a month for a thoughtful discussion. Contact discussion leader Becky Clark at 630-264-3431 for a copy of the book or the list of current chosen titles.

Book description:

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.

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