3.5 Stars - The Paris Wife by Paula McLain
As far as historical fiction goes, the book was fascinating. I had never read much about Ernest Hemingway and especially nothing about his first wife. I did enjoy reading about her life and how much she sacrificed for him but it did take me a while to get through. Sometimes with historical fiction books I find I really have to pay attention which is difficult when you're fitting in reading here and there. Overall a nice read and especially for book club.
I've put together a "french" meal for the occasion with recipes below. And if you're looking for discussion questions Random House has quite the selection, as well as drink and more food recipes. I pulled some inspiration from what was listed and then found other recipes to use. If you aren't familiar with the book, below is a quick synopsis from Amazon - hope it helps you decide if this is a book you'd like your book club to read!
A deeply evocative story of ambition and betrayal, The Paris Wife captures the love affair between two unforgettable people: Ernest Hemingway and his wife Hadley.
Menu: French Eats!
French Cheese Board
Endive and Pear Salad