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Mrs. Hemingway won a 2014 Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize!

Listen to Naomi as a guest expert talk with Michael Palin and Matthew Parris on Ernest Hemingway: Radio 4’s Great Lives

“This is a wonderful book: carefully written, richly imagined and emotionally wise . . . It is all meticulously researched, but, as in the best of Penelope Fitzgerald, the research is worn lightly and never threatens to dominate . . . Even the well-known details of Hemingway’s life are made fresh, given a new significance . . . Mrs. Hemingway feels truer than most of the biographies, and more real than many novels. Wood’s method is an effective way of getting to grips with the central enigma: Hemingway himself, a man tortured by masculinity. But it is also a sensitive and moving evocation of those women he depended on, who his life often overshadowed” Daily Telegraph 

A Harper’s Bazaar book of 2014 and Daily Telegraph’s best novels of 2014.

“The elegiac final chapters depicting the aftermath of Hemingway’s suicide are beautifully achieved… the elegant prose and finely-wrought narrative of this humane novel exceed the sum of its parts.” The Independent

“Naomi Wood’s novel about Ernest Hemingway and his four women brings their story convincingly, movingly to life… The measure of her success comes in the final pages. She has made Hemingway’s tragedy seem moving all over again – and that’s no mean feat.” The Observer

“…whilst this is a fictionalised account based on known facts, it is so beautifully written, so true and so vivid that it eclipses anything strictly biographical.” The Daily Mail

“When it comes to love triangles, Naomi Wood’s edgy second novel skilfully sketches the skewed geometry of Ernest Hemingway’s fraught relationships… Mrs Hemingway is a memorably sharp portrait of the contemporary social and literary milieu…Showing what happens when words fail us, Mrs Hemingway is also a testament to the power of words and the language that remains, even after love has long gone.” Sunday Express

Screen Shot 2014-02-24 at 11.23.39“Exquisitely written, the Mrs. Hemingways finally have their say in this beautiful novel.” Stylist Magazine

“Wood manipulates four sets of past-and-present with ease, telling the story from the perspective of each wife in turn… her portrayal of Hemingway is enticing.” The Guardian

“A beautiful read and an amazing insight into the life of the man…” Red

“The second novel from Naomi Wood, Mrs. Hemingway delves into the lives of Ernest Hemingway’s four wives, Wood’s meticulous research informing four beautifully written and empathetic novellas…” Daily Express

“… the superb Mrs. Hemingway gives us Ernest Hemingway as seen through the eyes of his four wives… Sublime.” The Bookseller

“Luminous, intoxicating…A passionate novel based on real lives, full of betrayals and moments of heartbreaking intimacy as Wood gives four remarkable women star billing.” Marie Claire

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“Mrs. Hemingway is so beautifully written, and evocative, that I could not put it down until the last page.” Jojo Moyes, author of Me Before You

“Obsessively readable, fascinating, and heartbreaking, Mrs. Hemingway captures a time and people in a style the legend himself would no doubt admire.” Erika Robuck, author of Hemingway’s Girl and Call Me Zelda

“Wood has given us a fascinating, astutely observed, gorgeously written account of the Hemingway wives and their charismatic, enigmatic, troubled and troublesome husband. This is a gem of a book.” Therese Anne Fowler, author of Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald

“Naomi Wood’s absorbing, illuminating novel offers fascinating portraits of four extraordinary women and the tortured literary genius who loved them. If you thought you knew all there was to know about Ernest Hemingway’s wives, their passions, and their heartbreak, think again.” Jennifer Chiaverini, bestselling author of Mrs. Lincoln’s Rival

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