Review: Hemingway’s Girl

Available now: Hemingway’s Girl by Erika Robuck

****3.5/5 stars- liked to the edge of love- call it a stage I crush.

The author of The House of Hawthorne tackles Key West-era Papa Hemingway and his fictional maid.

Recommended readers:

  • For book clubs
  • For lovers (and haters) of Hemingway
  • For fans of romantic historical fiction

Here’s my Rankings:

  • 3.5/5 characters
  • 3.5/5 plot
  • 3.5/5 overall


Next stop on my great Hemingway-as-fiction freight train: a foray into Papa’s second wife days in Key West, through the eyes of an intrepid local maid who (surprise) catches his attention. The third point of the triangle, a strong and steady World War I soldier, implies a somewhat formulaic story. But the vibrant Mariella is no average protagonist, and this little unexpected story turns out to be more than just a fun foray into Hemingway’s women- fictional and otherwise- but something of a coming-of-age story about choices, friendship, and the parts we play in the lives of others.

Hemingway’s Girl is available on Amazon

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