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My next choice was The Paris Wife by Paula McLain, which is about as far from my life in setting and surroundings as you can get. I found The Paris Wife immensely readable and breezed through it in a few days. I enjoyed it until toward the end where the marriage is unraveling and found that to be a little disconcerting to read. Reading about Hemingway as a fictional character did make me want to re-read The Sun Also Rises and Green Hills of Africa, which are the two Hemingways I have read and possibly also delve into some other of his works. He's never been one of my favorites, but I feel like I need to give him another chance now that I'm older. I still don't think I would have liked him personally from what I know of him.