Saturday, February 25, 2012

The Paris Wife

Like so many people, I find myself spending too much time focusing on my hectic schedule, work, email and all of the distractions that keep me from doing some of the things that I most enjoy. This year I am trying to refocus my energy, unplug a little more and spend time on things that I love like reading. I decided to set a goal of reading at least 12 books this year.

To start I decided to read Paula McLain's book, The Paris Wife. I got this book at the end of last year and hadn't read it so I figured it was the perfect time. This book is a fictional account of the marriage of Ernest Hemingway and Hadley Richardson. The author based the story on the letters and memoir, A Moveable Feast.

The book imagines the life of Hemingway and Richardson during their time in Paris and their challenging relationship together. Readers get a glimpse at what some of the conversations might have been like between the two and chronicles the inevitable changes that happen as people grow and change.

The book was a great read and I loved the picturing all of the places in Europe that the characters traveled, especially their time in Spain. This book caused me to reflect on marriage and how deeply you can love someone despite the pain and hurt that they might cause.

                                                                   Source: via Katie on Pinterest

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