Grace Hall Hemingway — A Life: Origins

Singer, Musician, Composer, Artist, Suffragist, and Ernest Hemingway’s Mother

Grace Hall Hemingway, with husband Clarence, and Ernest (centre), plus two of his two sisters. Image: The Boston Globe/JFK Library

Although Ernest Hemingway and his mother, Grace, were at daggers-drawn for most of their lives, there can be no doubt that Ernest Hemingway, the most influential of 20th century writers, would have been as nothing without his hugely talented, strong willed, and forthright mother.

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