ISSUE #28 A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway

Written by an older Hemingway while living in Sun Valley about the as-of-yet unpublished young writer version of himself, this is a book I happily return to often. Set in 1920’s Paris, Hemingway tells stories of himself surrounded by literary mentors and competitors while carefully recording his gastronomic experiences through the city. Parisian cafés, famous authors, art and alcohol provide the backbone of the memoir so what could be bad, right? My favorite chapter is “Shakespeare and Company” as it captures the magic and coziness of its namesake, my favorite left bank bookstore, as only Hemingway could. Each of the 20 chapters are wonderful on their own, so its the perfect novel to return to whenever life gives you the time to enjoy!