From New York Times bestselling author Meg Waite Clayton comes a riveting novel based on one of the most volatile and intoxicating real-life love affairs of the twentieth century.Key West, 1936. Headstrong, accomplished journalist Martha Gellhorn is confident with words but less so with men when she meets disheveled literary titan Ernest Hemingway in a dive bar. Their friendshipforged over writing, talk, and family dinnersflourishes into something undeniable in Madrid while theyre covering the Spanish Civil War.Martha reveres him. The very married Hemingway is taken with Marthaher beauty, her ambition, and her fearless spirit. And as Hemingway tells her, the most powerful love stories are always set against the fury of war. The risks are so much greater. Theyre made for each other.With their romance unfolding as they travel the globe, Martha establishes herself as one of the worlds foremost war correspondents, and Hemingway begins the novel that will win him the Nobel Prize for Literat...
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Beautiful Exiles Reviews
I read LOVE AND RUIN by Paula McLain a couple of month's ago. That didn't stop me from wanting to read this book. I'm a big fan of biographical fiction and enjoy reading different versions of famous love stories. So, I was all game for another take on the Ernest Hemingway & Martha Gellhorn romance. And, I'm pleased to say that I enjoyed this book immensely.
This time did I have much more knowledge about Hemingway & Gellhorn thanks to McLain's book. However, I loved to once again read abou ...more
I watched this absolutely wonderful HBO miniseries called Hemingway and Gellhorn in 2012. I had major movie hangover after watching it. IMBD users didn’t seem to like it as much as I did, but for whatever reason this movie just resonated with me and I was fascinated by this couple I knew nothing about.
I knew that Hemingway was moody and an all around asshole but that he wrote beautifully. Full disclosure, I haven’t read a single Hemingway book—-but I’ve read enough Hemingway quotes to d ...more
Beautiful Exiles is a story of two individuals who possess powerful, intense personalities along with a talent that is often difficult to see. The dynamic personalities of Martha Gellhorn and Ernest Hemingway often seem to shadow the talent they both possess as well as blur the lines of the respect and love they have for one another.
What I did love about this story is that I felt transported to the 1930's. The author, Meg White Clayton, has a talent for describing everything, without too many w ...more
I wanted to be sure to get a review in ofBeautiful Exiles for those wanting a comparison with Paula McLain's Love and Ruin. I enjoyed reading Beautiful Exiles and hope to read more by Meg Waite Clayton. I thought that she did a good job of capturing Hemingway and the lingo of the era.
I like her representation of Martha Gelhorn as a writer and a person. She was funny, brave and daring. She didn't back down from what she believed in. She admired Hemingway from the first and moved from being a frie ...more
I'm embarrassed that I knew nothing about Martha Gellhorn. She desperately wanted to be known for her own work and in her own right but for the years they were together, she lived in Ernest Hemingway's shadow which is a bit how I felt reading Beautiful Exiles. I wanted Martha to cast him off and fly but the story doesn't go that far (it ends soon after their divorce; I don't think that's much of a spoiler--common knowledge he had four wives.) I suspect the rest of her life was equally if not mor ...more
Martha Gellhorn was an accomplished author and war correspondent. She also was Ernest Hemingway's third wife. Beautiful Exiles focuses on that tumultuous and doomed marriage. I would have enjoyed this book more if it had focused on Martha instead of Ernest with his narcissistic whiny behaviour. I did like Meg Waite Clayton's writing style and I will look for more from this author.
Thank you Lake Union Publishing and Netgalley for a free copy in exchange for an honest review.
I must admit right now that despite having been an avid reader my entire life and having visited Hemingway sites in Key West and Paris, and purchasing “A Movable Feast at Shakespeare and Company, I have not read a single Hemingway book. True confession!
I have however read a number of fictional accounts of his life and loves, but have never really seen any glimmer of his appeal. Even a recent novel about Earnest and Martha left me with the single thought of “what could she possibly see in that ...more
BEAUTIFUL EXILES By Meg Waite Clayton
Ok, admittedly, I knew not much about either Hemingway or Martha Gellhorn. I have read a Hemingway novel but that was the extent. I do however love historical fiction as well as non-fiction. It was a beautiful story the captured my heart and I was not even sure I wsgoing to like Gellhorn immediately. Clayton writes with eloquent fluidity and shares her ability to encompass all traits of both characters with the reader. I hope that this one day becomes a movie ...more