Format Hardcover
Publication Date 12/03/19
ISBN 9781643132075
Trim Size / Pages 6 x 9 in / 336

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Ernest's Way

An International Journey Through Hemingway's Life

Cristen Hemingway Jaynes

Follow the path of one of America's finest novelists—and one of history's greatest adventurers—from Paris to Havana, from Madrid to Idaho, with his great-granddaughter.

Ernest Hemingway, the Nobel Prize-winning author, was known as much for his prose as for his travels to exotic locales, his gusto and charm created excitement wherever he went. In Ernest's Way, we follow Cristen around the globe to the places he lived, wrote, fought, drank, fished, ran with the bulls and held court with T.S. Elliot, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Pablo Picasso, Gertrude Stein and many other influential writers, artists and intellectuals of the 20th century.

In fresh and lively prose, Cristen brings to life atmosphere of La Closerie des Lilas, the Parisian cafe where Hemingway penned The Sun Also Rises. Or to dine on suckling pig at the oldest restaurant in the world, Sobrino de Botín in Madrid, as Hemingway did while writing and drinking three bottles of rioja alta in one sitting. We can follow his path through Northern Italy, where he served as an ambulance driver and was seriously wounded in the First World War, or trek through the locations described in A Farewell to Arms. Ernest's Way is a map to Hemingway’s creative and psychic history—they made him who he was and shaped his life and his work.

Ernest’s Way is a guide and literary exploration in to the cities Hemingway visited and lived in, both as they are now and as they were when he graced them. Cristen brings these places to life for the modern reader, allowing all who admire Hemingway's life and literature to enjoy his legacy in a new and vibrant way.

Cristen Hemingway Jaynes is an American author based in London. Beginning at a young age, Cristen began to explore America—first on road trips with her mother, traveling from Seattle to Key West, then on her own by Greyhound bus and Amtrak train. The American landscape, with its roadside cafes, strip malls, and wanderers, figures prominently in her fiction. She is the author of the short story collection The Smallest of Entryways and she can be found at

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Cristen remembers ‘the chilly sunshine, the smell of warming pine needles, and the bright green cemetery,’ wondering ‘who was this man?’ ERNEST’S WAY helps her—and her readers—answer this enduring question. Makes the gift of good books a bit easier. The News Review