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Hemingway's Girl

Erika Robuck.

By Erika Robuck

“She remembered when Hemingway had planted a banyan tree at his house and told her its parasitic roots were like human desire. At the time she’d thought it romantic. She hadn’t understood his warning.”

In Depression-era Key West, Mariella Bennet, the daughter of an American fisherman and a Cuban woman, knows hunger. Her struggle to support her family following her father’s death leads her to a bar and bordello, where she bets on a risky boxing match...and attracts the interest of two men: world-famous writer, Ernest Hemingway, and Gavin Murray, one of the WWI veterans who are laboring to build the Overseas Highway. 

When Mariella is hired as a maid by Hemingway’s second wife, Pauline, she enters a rarified world of lavish, celebrity-filled dinner parties and elaborate off-island excursions. As she becomes caught up in the tensions and excesses of the Hemingway household, the attentions of the larger-than-life writer become a dangerous temptation...even as straightforward Gavin Murray draws her back to what matters most.  Will she cross an invisible line with the volatile Hemingway, or find a way to claim her own dreams?  As a massive hurricane bears down on Key West, Mariella faces some harsh truths...and the possibility of losing everything she loves.



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Format: Book
Author: Robuck, Erika
Title: Hemingway's girl / Erika Robuck.
Publisher Date: New York, N.Y. : New American Library, c2012.
Subject: Hemingway, Ernest, 1899-1961 -- Fiction. Women household employees -- Fiction Key West (Fla.) -- Fiction
Isbn: 0451237889 9780451237880
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 2
System Items Total: 3
Call Number: F Robuck
Bib Id: 406976

Format: Book
Author: Robuck, Erika.
Title: Hemingway's girl / Erika Robuck.
Publisher, Date: New York, N.Y. : New American Library, c2012.
Description: 326 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
Subjects: Hemingway, Ernest, 1899-1961 -- Fiction.
Subjects: Women household employees -- Fiction
Subjects: Key West (Fla.) -- Fiction
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. [325]-326).
LCCN: 2011053196
ISBN: 0451237889
ISBN: 9780451237880
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 2
Total Copies: 3
Call Number: F Robuck