Midnight in Paris and The Paris Wife: A perfect movie-book pairing!
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Midnight in Paris, directed by Woody Allen
Woody Allen’s most recent romantic comedy stars Owen Wilson as an endearingly anachronistic novelist in love with Paris of the 1920s. On a visit to the city with his bride-to-be, played by Rachel McAddams, Wilson’s character is magically transported to the past. He cavorts with F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemmingway, and gets writing tips from Gertrude Stein.
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The Paris Wife, by Paula McLain
A fictional account of Ernest Hemmingway’s first wife, Hadley, while the two lived in Paris. Through her voice, the reader is privy to a mesmerizing look at the Lost Generation in Paris, including the Fitzgeralds, Ezra Pound and Gertrude Stein. Library Journal calls it a “compelling, spellbinding portrait of a marriage.”