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Morning Edition visits Ernest Hemingway's Sun Valley home

The Community Library has been the custodian of the Hemingway House since 2017.
George Prentice, The Community Library
The Community Library has been the custodian of the Hemingway House since 2017.

Ernest Hemingway first visited Sun Valley in the fall of 1939, and he kept returning for the rest of his life. He worked on "For Whom the Bell Tolls" and "A Moveable Feast" in the Wood River Valley, and he hiked and bird-hunted and dined with friends that he would come to call "the family."

Some of his best years were in Idaho. But his final days were also in the home that he and his wife Mary lived in, along the Big Wood River.

The Hemingway House is managed byThe Community Libraryas a "contemplative, creative, non-commercial space." It is the site of ongoing research and a residency program for writers, scholars, and artists.

Morning Edition host George Prentice visited the home with Community Library Executive Director Jenny Davidson and artist-in-residence Mark Ott.

Read the other two stories from George's Sun Valley visit here:

Find reporter George Prentice on Twitter @georgepren

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