Hemingway book idea began on seaplane ramp
from Chicago Tribune
It was a random encounter during a 1980 vacation getaway that planted the first seeds, Hendrickson said. He and his wife were on their way to the Bahamas. "We were on the seaplane ramp," he told the Tribune's Rick Kogan on Sunday at the Harold Washington Library (as part of the Chicago Humanities Festival), "and we saw this broad-shouldered man with a full beard who was a dead ringer for Hemingway. Obviously, Hemingway died in 1961, so it wasn't him.
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