Beautiful Exiles by Meg Waite Clayton takes place in 1936, in Key West. An accomplished writer, Martha Gellhorn, is more confident with words than with the men that she meets. But one day, she meets literary titan Ernest Hemingway; their friendship is born over talks of writing, reading, and family dinners. But it flourishes into a budding romance when they are covering the Spanish Civil War in Madrid. As Hemingway tells her, the most powerful love stories are set against the fury of war.
While reading Beautiful Exiles, I felt as though, at first, the story dragged on, as the author put in a lot of detail, which helped me to envision what was happening in the book. At some points, I felt as though Beautiful Exiles dragged on, but the pacing picked back up. All in all, I personally enjoyed Beautiful Exiles and feel as though the whole premise of the book is very unique and stands out.
|Author||Meg Waite Clayton|
|Page Count||384 pages|
|Publisher||Lake Union Publishing|
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