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...

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...

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...

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...

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.

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...

Claire rated it ★★★★☆

August 08, 2014

Four wives and an addiction to marriage. Despite the difficulty he had remaining faithful, Hemingway didn't like being single, he liked his women to be contracted to him and then to have his liberty. The book is structured in four equal parts, each dedicated to one wife and starts with the beginn...

Fraencis rated it ★★★★☆

February 04, 2017

Hemingway und seine vier Ehefrauen sind das Thema des Romans "Als Hemingway mich liebte" von Naomi Wood. Die Autorin hat sich bei der Recherche unter anderem auf den Inhalt von Briefen gestützt, dennoch ist es keine Biographie, sondern ein Roman. Der Roman ist in vier Teile unterteilt, die jeweils...

v rated it ★★☆☆☆

June 22, 2014

After reading "The Paris Wife" I don't know why I read this book. This just reinforced to me that I will never like Ernest Hemingway. He may have been a "literary genius" but he was a lousy husband and drunk by all accounts. That being said, I'd be hard pressed to want to read anything by him. I...

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