Ernest Hemingway’s A Moveable Feast is incomplete and somewhat non-linear, but it paints a vivid picture of his life as a budding writer in Paris. The early chapters show Hemingway taking great joy in living frugally, eating and drinking well, writing in cafes, and meeting other expats. The second half of the book touches on his eventual betrayal of first wife Hadley and the end of their magical time in Paris.
This edition published in 2009 adds extra material and corrects editing decisions that new editor, grandson Sean Hemingway, questioned in the original book published in 1964.
This year’s Big Read book was The Paris Wife by Paula McLain, a fictionalized account of Hemingway’s time in Paris with his first wife Hadley.