"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.
Okay, first I have to admit something I should probably be ashamed of- I haven't actually read any Hemingway. So why is that I am lusting over February 22 2011 release from Ballantine Books, The Paris Wife by Paula McLain, a book told from the perspective of Hemingway's first wife? I don't know, but it sounds incredible.
I just love how Hemingway described his relationship with her, however use of real historical figures is a hit or miss for me. When it's done well, like Colum McCann's Dancer, it can be extremely powerful. However sometimes the author forgets they are writing a novel not a biography and go a bit overboard with the boring details. I can't wait til February to see what McLain delivers in The Paris Wife.
How do you feel about use of real historical figures as main characters? What are you waiting on this Wednesday?