Hemingway's Widow: The Life and Legacy of Mary Welsh Hemingway
Tapping previously unaccessed sources, this biography offers a more fully rounded view of Hemingway's fourth wife than previously available. By necessity it also offers the familiar territory of Hemingway's life but presents Mary Welsh Hemingway as a complex figure in a courtship and a marriage fraught with emotional and occasionally physical peril. Christian follows Welsh through her husband's decline, suicide, and the literary and personal dramas that followed, including frank accounts of her own struggle with alcohol in the years before her death. Preface by the late H.R. Stoneback reflects on the veteran Hemingway scholar's long friendship with Mary Hemingway.