February 22, 2011 at 1:36 pm , by Catherine LeFebvre
I’ll admit it: I’m a sucker for historical fiction. I tore through Philippa Gregory’s Tudor series like it was a bunch of comic books, I was right there next to Mamah loving Frank, and a joke from Memoirs of a Geisha still comes up in regular conversation with my sister. I’m embarrassed that my tastes aren’t more academic—I’ve got a history degree and a hefty thesis about feminism during the French Revolution sitting on my shelf—but when it comes to a good love story set in a time I don’t know much about, I just can’t help myself.
Right now I’m reading The Paris Wife, Paula McLain’s new novel about Ernest Hemingway and his first wife, Hadley. After a whirlwind courtship, the pair set sail for Paris and fall in with the likes of Gertrude Stein and F. Scott Fitzgerald. It’s a wonderful look into the world of Paris in the 20′s, and the fast-living, ardent and driven Lost Generation.
Reading the book makes you want to be in France. That’s why we’re excited to be giving you a chance to win a round trip vacation to Paris! The grand prize is a week long trip for two to Paris including airfare, hotel and transportation to and from the airport, and a copy of the book The Paris Wife. Ten runners-up will win a copy of book.