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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

The Paris Wife by Paula McLain - Book Giveaway!!!

The Paris Wife
by Paula McLain

A deeply evocative story of ambition and betrayal, The Paris Wife captures a remarkable period of time -- Paris in the twenties -- and an extraordinary love affair between two unforgettable people: Ernest Hemingway and his wife Hadley.


In Chicago in 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 and finds herself captivated by his good looks, intensity, and passionate desire to write.  Following a whirlwind courtship and wedding, the pair set sail for Paris, where they become the golden couple in a lively and volatile group of expatriates that includes Gertrude Stein, Ezra Pound, and F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald.

But the hard-drinking and fast-living cafe life does not celebrate traditional notions of family and monogamy.  As Hadley struggles with jealousy and self-doubt and Ernest wrestles with his burgeoning writing career, they must confront a deception that could prove the undoing of one of the great romances in literary history.



Praise for THE PARIS WIFE

THE PARIS WIFE is mesmerizing. Hadley Hemingway’s voice, lean and lyrical, kept me in my seat, unable to take my eyes and ears away from these young lovers. Paula McLain is a first-rate writer who creates a world you don’t want to leave. I loved this book.”
—Nancy Horan, New York Times bestselling author of Loving Frank

“Despite all that has been written about Hemingway by others and by the man himself, the magic of THE PARIS WIFE is that this Hemingway and this Paris, as imagined by Paula McLain, ring so true I felt as if I was eavesdropping on something new. As seen by the sure and steady eye of his first wife, Hadley, here is the spectacle of the man becoming the legend set against the bright jazzed heat of Paris in the 20s. As much about life and how we try and catch it
as it is about love even as it vanishes, this is
an utterly absorbing novel.”
—Sarah Blake, New York Times bestselling author of The Postmistress

“After nearly a century, there is a reason that the Lost Generation and Paris in the 1920’s still fascinate. It was a unique intersection of time and place, people and inspiration, romance and intrigue, betrayal and tragedy. THE PARIS WIFE brings that era to life through the eyes of Hadley Richardson Hemingway, who steps out of the shadows as the first wife of Ernest, and into the reader’s mind, as beautiful and as luminous as those extraordinary days in Paris after the Great War.”
—Mary Chapin Carpenter, singer and writer of the song “Mrs. Hemingway”




About the Author: PAULA MCLAIN received an MFA in poetry from the University of Michigan and has been awarded fellowships from Yaddo, the MacDowell Colony, and the National Endowment for the Arts. She is the author of two collections of poetry as well as a memoir, Like Family: Growing Up in Other People’s Houses, and a first novel, A Ticket to Ride. She lives with her family in Cleveland.


By Paula McLain
A Ballantine Books Hardcover * February 22, 2011
978-0-345-52130-9 * $25.00 * 336 pp
www.ballantinebooks.com

Want to win a copy of this book?  I have 5 to giveaway, courtesy of Entertainment Marketing Group.  Please leave a comment with your email address for your first entry.

For additional entries you can do up to 4 more of these (for a total of 5 entries).  Follow my blog - tell me how (up to 2 ways)
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Please leave each entry in a separate comment.

This giveaway is open to US only .  It will end at midnight (CST) on March 16. 

If you absolutely must have the book now, you can purchase it here - Amazon - B&N - Other retailers.

73 comments:

Karen said...

Great giveaway! Hope to win!

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debbie said...

I have never read any books with hemingway as a character. I would love to read this one.
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Pamela Keener said...

This sounds like a great read. Thanks for the giveaway.
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I always liked A Moveable Feast and think this would be a wonderful read! Thanks for the giveaway!
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Wendy said...

This sounds like a wonderful book!

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Colleen Turner said...

This book sounds wonderful! I would love the chance to win a copy.
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Gwendolyn B. said...

I love Hemingway's books, but I can't imagine living with the guy! I'd love to read about what it was like. Thanks for the chance to win a copy!

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Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug} said...

I would love to read The Paris Wife :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!
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mrsshukra said...

Very interesting novel, please count me in!

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Patty said...

I'm a big Hemingway fan. This sounds like a great book.

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Just Mom said...

Five copies - you'll make a mess of people happy - maybe one will be me!
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C said...

Definitely on my "to read" list! Thank you!

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I'd love to read this. Thanks!
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Anonymous said...

This sounds like a really good book. I would love to win!

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Anita Yancey said...

Sounds like an interesting read. Love to win a copy. Please enter me. Thanks!

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Susan said...

I really want to read this book. When I was in my 20s, I read all of Hemingway's books.
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Katie said...

Cool! thanks for the giveaway!

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Heather said...

I have a copy of this on my shelf waiting to be read. the more I hear about it the sooner I want to get to it.

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Bonnie said...

I am anxious to read this book, thanks for the giveaway.

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Carol W. said...

Thanks for the opportunity.

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Anonymous said...

I would really like to read this book. Thank you for the giveaway.

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CherylS22 said...

Sounds like a good book set in a fascinating time period.
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