St. Louis, MO – Left Bank Books presents author Naomi Wood, who will sign and discuss her novel, Mrs. Hemingway (Penguin Books, May 2014), on Wednesday, June 4, 7pm, at Left Bank Books (399 N. Euclid).
Paula McLain’s New York Times-bestselling novel The Paris Wife piqued readers’ interest about Ernest Hemingway’s romantic life. But that was only the beginning of the story. Naomi Wood’s Mrs. Hemingway tells the story of how it was to love, and be loved by, the most famous and dashing writer of his generation. Told in four parts and based on real love letters and telegrams, Mrs. Hemingway reveals the explosive love triangles that wrecked each of Hemingway’s marriages. Spanning 1920s bohemian Paris through 1960s Cold War America, Mrs. Hemingway is a riveting tale of passion, love, and heartbreak.
Mrs. Hemingway was a Harper’s Bazaar (UK) Best Book of 2014 and a Stylist Magazine (UK) Best Book of 2014. Jennifer Chiaverini, New York Times-bestselling author of Mrs. Lincoln’s Dressmaker, says, “Naomi Wood’s absorbing, illuminating novel offers fascinating portraits of four extraordinary women and the tortured literary genius who loved them.” A review from Booklist claims, [R]eaders who enjoyed Loving Frank and The Paris Wife will adore this ideal summer read.”
Naomi Wood was awarded the 2012 inaugural Eccles Centre British Library Writer in Resident Award. She is the Young Patrons Ambassador at the British Library and teaches at the University of East Anglia. She lives in London. Mrs. Hemingway is her American debut.