|Can't wait to read more of this book...|
Told in first person in the voice of Hemingway's first wife Hadley, the little chunk got me right away. The charismatic, handsome, idealistic young rogue was nothing like the cranky, depressed, angry Hemingway that I always conceptualized him as. He was young, madly in love, and they were in Paris. I put in my request at the library, and I am number 168, or something, in line to get the book. Guess I will have to wait a while for the rest of the story.
Barns and Noble had a little video interview with the Author, Paula McLain. She had written her first book, gotten published, and had no idea what to do for her second book - she found herself bone dry for ideas. She decided to reread A Moveable Feast by Hemingway - his memoir of being a young man in Paris from about 1920 to 1925, and became inspired by the relationship between the young married couple. She didn't even need to invent any plot, since the true story was so compelling.
|Before the 'Crank'|
Of course I am a sucker for truth, for reality, for memoir and real people, oh and also for 1920's Paris too.
|What a dreamy cover. I want a poster of this...|
I seem to have more time to think than write. As I type, my boys are throwing pillow bombs at me. So it is time to sign off and let the well fill, and fill and maybe flow over. Guess the words in my head will get all that water someday!