An arresting moment occurs 20 pages into Paula McLain's novel "The Paris Wife," a book that is making its way up several best-seller lists. The narrator, Hadley Richardson, recounts "the cold morning in February when a single shot rang through the house. My mother heard it first and snapped awake, knowing instantly what had happened."
'Banned in Boston" is a national catchphrase symbolizing narrowness and intolerance, but probably few know its history. During the 1870s, the wealthier and educated classes of Boston, then considered the most cultured city in the country, began setting up charitable institutions bent on social reform.
Of the making of many books on Ernest Hemingway there is no end. In the nearly 46 years since Hemingway'sdeath, scholars and enthusiasts have published book-length works on everything related to his life and provided inventive interpretations of his novels and short stories.