Paris Without End

Paris Without End

The only full biography of Hadley Richardson and the groundbreaking true story behind Hemingway’s classic tale of young love, A Moveable Feast.

Hadley Richardson and Ernest Hemingway were the golden couple of Paris in the twenties, the center of an expatriate community boasting the likes of Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald, Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas, and James and Nora Joyce.

In this haunting account of the young Hemingways, Gioia Diliberto explores their passionate courtship, their family life in Paris with baby Bumby, and their thrilling, adventurous relationship – a literary love story scarred by Hadley’s loss of the only copy of Hemingway’s first novel and ultimately destroyed by a devastating ménage at trois on the French Riviera.

Compelling, illuminating, poignant, and deeply insightful, Paris Without End provides a rare, intimate glimpse of the writer who so fully captured the American imagination and the remarkable woman who inspired his passion and his art – the only woman Hemingway never stopped loving.

Read Gioia’s Op-Ed on the 50th anniversary of Hemingway’s suicide: A Marriage Unraveled.

“A bittersweet modern love story that reads as easily as a novel.” ‒ Vogue

“Fascinating. A detailed, grittier portrait of the woman Hemingway loved and left.” ‒ Newsday

“Impressively researched. Diliberto has made a lasting place for Hadley in readers’ hearts.” ‒ People Magazine

“A riveting portrait…superbly evokes Paris of the 1920s.” ‒ New Woman

“A fresh and incisive look at the first and most intriguing of Hemingway’s four wives.” ‒ Boston Globe