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Paula McLain

Paula McLain
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Paula McLain met Hadley Richardson, Ernest Hemingway's first wife, in the pages of his classic memoir, A Moveable Feast. Engrossing herself in further research about the amorous pair, McLain found the reminiscences of Hadley so moving that it compelled her to "show us a side of Hemingway we've never seen before?tender, vulnerable, and very human." In her New York Times bestselling novel The Paris Wife, McLain engrosses readers in the intoxicating 1920s Paris of the Lost Generation, and introduces us to the self-described Victorian woman who would forever influence Hemmingway's craft. "McLain has written a beautiful portrait of being in Paris in the glittering 1920s," raves Entertainment Weekly. "McLain's vivid, clear-voiced novel is a conjecture, an act of imaginary autobiography?yet her biographical and geographical research is so deep, and her empathy for the real Hadley Richardson so forthright?that the account reads as very real indeed." McLain received an MFA in poetry from the University of Michigan and has been a resident of Yaddo and the MacDowell Colony. She is the author of two poetry collections, a memoir Like Family, and the novel A Ticket to Ride.

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