Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Giveaway: Three Copies of The Paris Wife

Summary: A deeply evocative story of ambition and betrayal, The Paris Wife captures a remarkable period of time and a love affair between two unforgettable people: Ernest Hemingway and his wife Hadley.

Chicago, 1920: Hadley Richardson is a quiet twenty-eight-year-old who has all but given up on love and happiness—until she meets Ernest Hemingway and her life changes forever. Following a whirlwind courtship and wedding, the pair set sail for Paris, where they become the golden couple in a lively and volatile group—the fabled “Lost Generation”—that includes Gertrude Stein, Ezra Pound, and F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald.

Though deeply in love, the Hemingways are ill prepared for the hard-drinking and fast-living life of Jazz Age Paris, which hardly values traditional notions of family and monogamy. Surrounded by beautiful women and competing egos, Ernest struggles to find the voice that will earn him a place in history, pouring all the richness and intensity of his life with Hadley and their circle of friends into the novel that will become
The Sun Also Rises. Hadley, meanwhile, strives to hold on to her sense of self as the demands of life with Ernest grow costly and her roles as wife, friend, and muse become more challenging. Despite their extraordinary bond, they eventually find themselves facing the ultimate crisis of their marriage—a deception that will lead to the unraveling of everything they’ve fought so hard for.

A heartbreaking portrayal of love and torn loyalty,
The Paris Wife is all the more poignant because we know that, in the end, Hemingway wrote that he would rather have died than fallen in love with anyone but Hadley. -- Ballantine

I admit that I haven't had a chance to read THE PARIS WIFE by Paula McLain, and I rarely do giveaways for post that I haven't reviewed. However, I'm making an exception for this novel. I was pretty much sold on the idea of this book based on it's description, and then I read the latest Entertainment Weekly. They gave it an A-! Now, I just have to read it!

Here are links to some reviews of THE PARIS WIFE:

Entertainment Weekly
Books and Books

If you'd like to learn more about this novel, please check out the book's website. Not only can you learn more about the author, but you can also see some photos, a video, a timeline of Ernest Hemingway's life, and even a fact vs. fiction page. In addition, there are some great resources for book clubs including a reader's guide and recipes!

Thanks to the publisher and Entertainment Marketing Group, I have three copies of THE PARIS WIFE to share with three lucky readers! To enter, just fill out the form below before Monday, February 28th at 11:59 p.m. ET. I will randomly select and notify the winners the following day. This contest is open to those of you with US addresses only -- no p.o. boxes please. Good luck!


Jen C said...

I thought this sounded like a good read.


Jen C

Care said...

This is reviewed by USAToday (today) and I had to go find out what my bookbloggerbuds are saying about it and found this post. The book looks fascinating.

pinkflipflops said...

i have heard lots of good things about this book!

The Well Read Wife said...

This book sounds really great! Thanks for the giveaway.:)

Beth F said...

I have this on my list for very soon...

Booksnob said...

I can't wait to read this book!

marthalama said...

I've been excited about this since the first time I saw it. Thanks for the chance.

Brenda said...

This sounds like a great book. I love reading about real people.
Thanks so much!

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Amused said...

Thanks for offering such a great giveaway! I've really been wanting to read this book!

Jonita said...

All posted at "Win a Book" for you!

Gwendolyn B. said...

Julie - this is on my wish list. I can't imagine what it must have been like married to Hemingway - I need to read the book! Thanks for the chance to win a copy.

Melissa Mc (Gerbera Daisy Diaries) said...

I've seen this reviewed everywhere...want to read it NOW!