Seven years ago, I fell in madly in love with Paula McLain’s The Paris Wife. It was exquisitely written, stocked with complicated and memorable characters, and it tapped into the first marriage of my literary main squeeze, Ernest Hemingway. I loved McLain’s rich blend of history and imagination and how it resulted in a gorgeous … More Fall in Love with Paula McLain’s Love and Ruin
“Do not worry. You have always written before and you will write now. All you have to do is write one true sentence. Write the truest sentence you know.” – Ernest Hemingway, A Moveable Feast This quote from Hemingway has always been one of my favorites, and it feels especially fitting today as I return … More A Moveable Feast: Moving and Memorable in Every Way
It’s been a week full of Hemingway here at Book Perfume, and I’ve gotta tell you, friends, that’s my kind of week. I shared my love letter to Papa and relived the story from my teen years about the woman who tried to talk me out of reading a “boy book.” We played Love Connection … More Celebrate Hemingway’s Birthday and Read
There’s a line in A Moveable Feast that has always stayed with me. Written at the end of his life about his early years in Paris, Hemingway reflects on his first marriage to Hadley Richardson, saying, “When I saw my wife again standing by the tracks as the train came in by the piled logs … More Hadley and Ernest Forever: Why I’ll Always Love The Paris Wife
Hemingway’s writing changed the landscape of American fiction, but his persona and way of life make him even more captivating than his most iconic characters. It’s no wonder why he still fascinates the world 56 years after his death and why he still continues to show up in books and on film. As we continue … More Hemingway’s Girl by Erika Robuck: For Papa Fans and Fans of Great Fiction
Watching Love Connection in the afternoons was kind of a hallmark of growing up in the 80s. There was nothing as fun as playing along with the studio audience, trying to determine which of the eligible bachelors or bachelorettes would make the perfect date for the contestant seated on Chuck Woolery’s couch. Since Hemingway was … More Make a Literary Love Connection with Hemingway’s Hottest Bachelors
If you’ve been following this blog for a while, you’ll know that I have a massive literary crush on Ernest Hemingway. His novels consume me, his life fascinates me, and his gorgeous sentences never cease to melt me into a warm puddle of feelings. No matter how many times I read his books, his words … More Papa, Let’s Preach! It’s Hemingway Week!
I can still remember the first time I held an Ernest Hemingway book in my hands. It was the summer before my senior year of high school, and The Sun Also Rises was among the many titles we could choose from to read and report back on in the fall. As I wandered my way … More A Girly Girl’s Literary Love Affair with Ernest Hemingway