Finding Hemingway is intriguing contemporary fiction with a dash of magical realism. I really loved the plot device of Callie receiving phone calls from Hemingway, I wish one of my favorite authors would call and give me advice! Callie was a difficult character to like. Right from the beginning, Callie came off as boastful, selfish, and judgmental. Though the story was a journey of growth for Callie, she seemed to grow in fits and spurts, often revealing more unflattering parts of herself before working on another. I was more compelled by Callie's travelling companion's Trevor and Claudio. Trevor and Claudio both had an air of mystery about their lives, backstories and why they are aimlessly travelling around Spain. I did enjoy reading about the many different locations that the group explored, especially the museums, restaurants and clubs. I especially liked the in-depth descriptions of the traditions surrounding the Running of the Bulls and the course itself. The ending was satisfying and I'm glad Callie found her Hemingway.
This book was received for free in return for an honest review.