Sunday, February 22, 2015

Nine top novels about writers inspired by real-life events

At Bustle Jessica Ferri tagged nine novels about writers inspired by real-life events, including:
The Paris Wife by Paula McLain

Paula McLain tackles the literary giant Ernest Hemingway through the eyes of his first wife, Hadley, in this 2012 novel. Though Hadley can seem boring compared to some of the people that populate Hemingway’s life, her status amongst the literati makes her a keen observer of Hemingway’s vibrant time in Paris.
Read about another entry on the list.

The Paris Wife is among Nicole Hill's five books that are basically country and western songs and Wai Chee Dimock's five top books on Hemingway in Paris; it made Kirkus Reviews list of the best historical fiction titles of 2011.

The Page 69 Test: The Paris Wife.

--Marshal Zeringue