The Hemingway Women: a reading list

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The Hemingway Women chart Key West

When I visited the Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum in Key West, I noticed this chart in the gift shop featuring all the Hemingway women. I took a photo of it because I love the caption above his head that reads “Mistakes Were Made” (ha!) and also as a reminder that I really should learn more about all these women. I believe that the company you keep says a lot about who you are, and as a big Hemingway fan I’d like to read up on these women to gain further insight into the man himself.

The Hemingway Women
by Bernice Kert

Paris Without End: The True Story of Hemingway’s First Wife
by Gioia Diliberto

Unbelievable Happiness and Final Sorrow: The Hemingway-Pfeiffer Marriage
by Ruth A. Hawkins

Travels with Myself and Another: A Memoir
by Martha Gellhorn

Hemingway and Gellhorn: The Untold Story of Two Writers, Espionage, War, and the Great Depression
by Jerome Tuccille

How it Was
by Mary Welsh Hemingway

(I didn’t include The Paris Wife by Paula McLain because it’s fiction. But it is a great book and worth reading, if you haven’t done so already.)

Did I leave any books off the list? Leave me a comment and let me know!

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