Mrs. Hemingway by Naomi Wood

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Paula McLain’s New York Times–bestselling novel piqued readers’ interest about Ernest Hemingway’s romantic life. But Hadley was only one of four women married, in turn, to the legendary writer. Just as T.C. Boyle’s bestseller The Women completed the picture begun by Nancy Horan’s Loving Frank, Naomi Wood’s Mrs. Hemingway tells the story of how it was to love, and be loved by, the most famous and dashing writer of his generation. As each wife struggles with his mistress for Ernest’s heart, and a place in his bed, each marriage slips from tenderness to treachery. Each Mrs. Hemingway thought it would last forever. Each one was wrong.

Told in four parts and populated with members of the fabled “Lost Generation”—including Gertrude Stein, Ezra Pound, and F. Scott Fitzgerald—Mrs. Hemingway interweaves the love letters, diaries, and telegrams of four very different women into one spellbinding tale.

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ISBN : 0143124617
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 322 pages


Diane S ☔ rated it ★★★★☆

May 30, 2014

When I read The Paris Wife, a year or so ago, at book's end I was convinced that Ernest Hemingway was a self-centered jerk. This book, detailing the marriages and first meeting swith the man, presented a refreshingly whole picture, one that I felt gave the reader a better and maybe more fair port...

Chrissie rated it ★★★★☆

January 21, 2018

The extent to which I enjoyed this book really surprised me. Nowadays there are so many books about the wives of celebrated men. This is one of the better ones. What this book does exceptionally well is capture the emotions and thoughts of Ernest Hemingway’s wives. Who were these women? What were...

Violet rated it ★★☆☆☆

March 07, 2016

There’s recently been a slew of novels about authors and their spouses. And if you do a little sleuth work here you’ll discover that a novel about a literary celebrity will outsell a hundredfold all the authors previous novels. So it’s clearly a very good career move for a novelist whose work has...

Rebecca rated it ★★★★★

May 19, 2016

(4.5) “What a pull he has! What a magnetism! Women jump off balconies and follow him into wars. Women turn their eyes from an affair, because a marriage of three is better than a woman alone.” I have a soft spot for ‘famous wives’ books, and this is a great one. Wood does a fantastic job of using...

Maya rated it ★★★★☆

April 28, 2014

Naomi Woods writes wonderful prose. Her style is succinct and spare, yet gorgeously metaphoric, like a skeletal Jazz-age flapper, bejewelled and beautifully dressed and very little flesh on her bones. But I found the structure - tracking backwards and forwards through time - more than a little an...

Melinda rated it ★★★★☆

May 17, 2014

Mrs. Hemingway: A Novel - Naomi Wood 4.5/5 A captivating story but painful and frustrating to read. Clearly Hemingway was a man dealing with numerous issues, loving him could not have been easy (apparent from his many relationships). Ladies were attracted to him and he seemed to bask in the att...

Samantha rated it ★★★★★

June 10, 2014

Where to start when it comes to how much I enjoyed this book? I have to admit, in 2014 most of what I have read has been a little lackluster. Mrs. Hemingway was the first novel that really captured my attention and had me staying up late to finish it off. While it will undoubtedly garner comparis...

Kirsty rated it ★★★★☆

March 05, 2018

I chose to purchase Naomi Wood's Mrs Hemingway to contribute to my Around the World in 80 Books challenge, which I am currently working through. Although the novel is set in several locations - the Sunday Express mentions in its review that it zips 'from jazz-age Paris to post-war Cuba via 1930s...

Linda rated it ★★★★☆

June 12, 2017

Review to come on Fascinating book - I do love literary figures appearing in fiction. This is a great novel -I'm swithering between 4 & 5 stars...Highly recommended.

Caroline rated it ★★★★★

September 08, 2015

‘An album follows, a book of wives. In each picture of each couple a ghost wife hovers behind him. Each decade has its triptych.’ There’s a lovely measure to Naomi Wood’s writing. I liked her style straightaway. She puts in just enough time and place that I was immediately in the room and pulled b...

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