Becoming Mrs. Lewis Becoming Mrs. Lewis

Becoming Mrs. Lewis

The Improbable Love Story of Joy Davidman and C. S. Lewis

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Publisher Description

Meet the brilliant writer, fiercely independent mother, and passionate woman who captured the heart of C.S. Lewis and inspired the books that still enchant and change us today, from the New York Times bestselling author of The Secret Book of Flora Lea.

When poet and writer Joy Davidman began writing letters to C. S. Lewis—known as Jack—she was looking for spiritual answers, not love. Love, after all, wasn’t holding together her crumbling marriage. Everything about New Yorker Joy seemed ill-matched for an Oxford professor and the beloved writer of The Chronicles of Narnia, yet their minds bonded over their letters.

Embarking on the adventure of her life, Joy traveled from America to England and back again, facing heartbreak and poverty, discovering friendship and faith, and against all odds, found a love that even the threat of death couldn’t destroy.

In this masterful exploration of one of the greatest love stories of modern times, we meet a brilliant writer, a fiercely independent mother, and a passionate woman who changed the life of this respected author and inspired books that still enchant us and change us. Joy lived at a time when women weren’t meant to have a voice—and yet her love for Jack gave them both voices they didn’t know they had.

At once a fascinating historical novel and a glimpse into a writer’s life, Becoming Mrs. Lewis is above all a love story—a love of literature and ideas and a love between a husband and wife that, in the end, was not impossible at all.

This expanded edition includes:
Map of OxfordExpanded discussion guide with 20+ questions perfect for book clubsTimeline of Jack's and Joy's LivesJoy's (imagined) letter to Jack10 Things You May Not Know About Joy Davidman and C. S. Lewis's Love StoryBehind-the-scenes essay: Oxford—The City

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2018
October 2
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
416
Pages
PUBLISHER
Thomas Nelson
SELLER
HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS
SIZE
6.9
MB

Customer Reviews

cbm330 ,

A lesson in love

Beautifully written of love from the most basic of definitions to the eternal

PrettiedUp ,

Vulnerable book about enduring love

A very poignant story of redemption, love, and grief for a familiar and incredible couple. I enjoyed this book very much.

Pamela1230 ,

Compelling!

Fabulous read! Patti Callahan is a wonderful story teller, and uses her creative writing skills to weave a compelling story, full of descriptive textures, color and love. I knew nothing about Joy Davidman, the wife of C. S. Lewis before reading this book, and I did not want it to end! Do not miss this book! A must read for fans of C. S. Lewis, or anyone who loves an amazing love story. Bravo!

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