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Hemingway's Girl - Erika Robuck
Hemingway's Girl
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“She remembered when Hemingway had planted a banyan tree at his house and told her its parasitic roots were like human desire. At the time she’d thought it romantic. She hadn’t understood his warning.” In Depression-era Key West, Mariella Bennet, the daughter of an American fisherman and a Cuban... show more
“She remembered when Hemingway had planted a banyan tree at his house and told her its parasitic roots were like human desire. At the time she’d thought it romantic. She hadn’t understood his warning.” In Depression-era Key West, Mariella Bennet, the daughter of an American fisherman and a Cuban woman, knows hunger. Her struggle to support her family following her father’s death leads her to a bar and bordello, where she bets on a risky boxing match...and attracts the interest of two men: world-famous writer, Ernest Hemingway, and Gavin Murray, one of the WWI veterans who are laboring to build the Overseas Highway.  When Mariella is hired as a maid by Hemingway’s second wife, Pauline, she enters a rarified world of lavish, celebrity-filled dinner parties and elaborate off-island excursions. As she becomes caught up in the tensions and excesses of the Hemingway household, the attentions of the larger-than-life writer become a dangerous temptation...even as straightforward Gavin Murray draws her back to what matters most.  Will she cross an invisible line with the volatile Hemingway, or find a way to claim her own dreams?  As a massive hurricane bears down on Key West, Mariella faces some harsh truths...and the possibility of losing everything she loves. 
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780451237880 (0451237889)
Publisher: NAL Trade
Pages no: 352
Edition language: English
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EpicFehlReader
EpicFehlReader rated it
5.0 Review | Hemingway's Girl by Erica Robuck
In Depression-era Key West, Mariella Bennet, the daughter of an American fisherman and a Cuban woman, knows hunger. Her struggle to support her family following her father’s death leads her to a bar and bordello, where she bets on a risky boxing match...and attracts the interest of two men: world-fa...
It's a Mad Mad World
It's a Mad Mad World rated it
3.0 Hemingway's Girl
I have to admit that I have never read an Ernest Hemingway novel. I have read about him in school, I have seen movies based on his books, but somehow I have never actually read a whole book written by him. Not that I don’t want to, there are novels by him I would love to read, it just never happene...
A Book and A Review #2
A Book and A Review #2 rated it
4.0
Read my full review: http://bit.ly/11ZkIi63.5/5 StarsMy opinion: After reading and despising a book based almost on the same characters, I went into this book with a bit of trepidation. I loved the storyline of this book. I felt it was incredibly engrossing and loved the majority of the characters. ...
The Drift Of Things
The Drift Of Things rated it
0.0 Hemingway's Girl
This is just too bland to hold my interest. A novel about 1930s Key West should be full of spit and spice and scandal. This one limps along, soft and sissified. Vanilla pudding.
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