In April 1929, Ernest and Pauline returned to Europe after spending an eventful year in the United States, with Key West as their home base. The previous year, 1928, had been an eventful year for the Hemingways. They welcomed newborn baby, Patrick, into their home in June, Ernest completed the first rough draft of A Farewell to Arms in August, and in December, Ernest's father, Dr. Clarence "Ed" Hemingway committed suicide at Ernest's boyhood home in Oak Park, Illinois. In spite of the trauma, Ernest had lots to be happy about when he returned to Pamplona and Hendaye in summer 1929. The Pamplona bullfights and yellow-sand beaches of Hendaye awaited. While in Hendaye, in May 1929, Ernest worked furiously to find just the "right" ending for A Farewell to Arms. Ernest memorialized Hendaye in Chapter 4 of his posthumously published book, The Garden of Eden.
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