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Iconic Reads for the Bookworms

Iconic Reads for the Bookworms

The transition from summer to fall is the perfect excuse to pick up a new book. The seasons are changing and with it brings its own moods and vibes. This fall, snuggle up with some classic characters. 

Read on to learn more about iconic personalities in history. American journalist, novelist, short-story writer, Ernest Hemingway, and Diana Vreeland, fashion editor-in-chief and special consultant at the Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art


THE PARIS WIFE by Paula McLain

Released in 2012, The Paris Wife is the classic tale of Ernest Hemingway and his wife, Hadley. Set in the 1920s when the world was changing, we sneak a window into the life of this famous couple. Writer Paula McLain does a beautiful job of narrating the whirlwind romance and later adjusting to marriage as they become part of Paris’ Lost Generation. As Hemingway struggles in his profession, Hadley does all she can to keep her marriage alive in these volatile times. 

A heartbreaking portrayal of love and torn loyalty, The Paris Wife is all the more poignant because we know that, in the end, Hemingway wrote that he would rather have died than fallen in love with anyone but Hadley.

This must-read by American author Paula McLain is a NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER and was named one of the “Best Books Of The Year” by People, Chicago Tribune, NPR, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Kirkus Reviews, The Toronto Sun, and BookPage. It was also the “Best Historical Fiction: for the GOODREADS CHOICE AWARDS.


DV by Diana Vreeland

An autobiography by the once fashion editor of Harper's Bazaar and editor-in-chief of Vogue, Diana Vreeland.“In this glittering autobiography, she takes us around the world with her, revealing her obsession with fashion high and low--pink plastic poodles, for example--and dropping timeless sayings like, "As you know, the French like the French very much." 

Diana’s fabulous, colorful, and positive approach to life is worth tapping into. “D.V. brings this renowned and uninhibited raconteur alive, whether recalling herself as a young girl, her search for the perfect red, her piquant observations about her world, or her abhorrence for nostalgia. Like her legacy, Vreeland's story told in her own words, is a classic to be celebrated by both loyal admirers and a new generation of culture mavens and style savants.

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