Life is unpredictable. It changes with the seasons. Even your coldest winter happens for the best of reasons. And though it feels eternal, like all you'll ever do is freeze. I promise spring is coming and with it, brand new leaves. (poem and picture by Erin Hanson)
Not only can you get your literary passport stamped twice with Hemingway's romp through Paris and Pamplona, but you can enjoy an immersive mood piece about the highs and lows of drunken, rambling youth.
In the summer of 1926, Hemingway and his wife Hadley travel from Paris to a villa in the south of France. Everywhere they go they are accompanied by the glamorous Fife, Ernest's lover. Hadley is the first Mrs Hemingway, but neither she nor Fife will be the last. Over the ensuing decades, Ernest's literary career will blaze a trail and his marriages will be ignited by desire and deceit. Four extraordinary women will learn what it means to love the most famous writer of his generation.
These books have been banned at some point in time and yet include some essential stories that I think make them extremely noteworthy. I own many of these and plan to encourage my kids to read at some point in their life.