Becoming Mrs Lewis

Becoming Mrs  Lewis
Publisher Thomas Nelson
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Category Fiction
Total Pages 416
ISBN 9780785218081
Rating 3.5/5 from 25 reviews
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Now a USA TODAY and Publishers Weekly bestseller! “Patti Callahan seems to have found the story she was born to tell in this tale of unlikely friendship turned true love between Joy Davidman and C. S. Lewis, that tests the bounds of faith and radically alters both of their lives. Their connection comes to life in Callahan’s expert hands, revealing a connection so persuasive and affecting, we wonder if there’s another like it in history. Luminous and penetrating.” —Paula McLain, New York Times bestselling author of The Paris Wife In a most improbable friendship, she found love. In a world where women were silenced, she found her voice. From New York Times bestselling author Patti Callahan comes an exquisite novel of Joy Davidman, the woman C. S. Lewis called “my whole world.” 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 don and the beloved writer 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, finding 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. “Patti Callahan Henry breathes wondrous fresh life into one of the greatest literary love stories of all time . . . The result is a deeply moving story about love and loss that is transformative and magical.” —Pam Jenoff, New York Times bestselling author of The Orphan’s Tale “I was swept along, filled with hope, and entirely beguiled, not only by the life lived behind the veil of C. S. Lewis’s books but also by the woman who won his heart. A literary treasure from first page to last.” —Lisa Wingate, New York Times bestselling author of Before We Were Yours “Profoundly evocative, revealing an intimate view of a woman whose love and story had never been fully told . . . until now . . . Becoming Mrs. Lewis is a tour de force and the must-read of the season!” —Mary Alice Monroe, New York Times bestselling author of Beach House Reunion "Patti Callahan somehow inhabits Davidman, taking her readers inside the writer’s hungry mind and heart. We keenly feel Davidman’s struggle to become her own person at a time (the 1950s) when women had few options . . . An astonishing work of biographical fiction." —Lynn Cullen, bestselling author of Mrs. Poe "Patti Callahan breathes life into this fascinating woman whose hunger for knowledge leads her to buck tradition at every turn." —Diane Chamberlain, New York Times bestselling author of The Dream Daughter

Becoming Mrs  Lewis
  • Author : Patti Callahan
  • Publisher : Thomas Nelson
  • Release Date : 2018-10-02

Now a USA TODAY and Publishers Weekly bestseller! “Patti Callahan seems to have found the story she was born to tell in this tale of unlikely friendship turned true love between Joy Davidman and C. S. Lewis, that tests the bounds of faith and radically alters both of their lives.

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Becoming Mrs  Lewis
  • Author : Patti Callahan
  • Publisher : Harper Inspire
  • Release Date : 2019-05-14

A heart-rending historical romance, and a glimpse into the life of a writer Poet, atheist and communist, New Yorker Joy Davidman is an unconventional woman – and an unlikely partner for an English academic and theologian. And when she starts a correspondence with Narnia author C. S. Lewis, she isn't looking

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The Favorite Daughter
  • Author : Patti Callahan Henry
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2019-06-04

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Bookshop at Water’s End, here is a lush, heart-wrenching novel about the power of memory, the meaning of family, and learning to forgive. Ten years ago, Lena Donohue experienced a wedding-day betrayal so painful that she fled the small town

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Surviving Savannah
  • Author : Patti Callahan
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2021-03-09

It was called "The Titanic of the South." The luxury steamship sank in 1838 with Savannah's elite on board; through time, their fates were forgotten--until the wreck was found, and now their story is finally being told in this breathtaking novel from the New York Times bestselling author of Becoming Mrs.

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Beach House Reunion
  • Author : Mary Alice Monroe
  • Publisher : Pocket Books
  • Release Date : 2020-04-28

The New York Times bestselling author and “skilled storyteller who never lets her readers down” (Huffington Post) returns to her beloved Beach House series with this “authentic, generous, and heartfelt” (Mary Kay Andrews, New York Times bestselling author) tale of new beginnings, resilience, and one family’s enduring love. Cara

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The Dream Daughter
  • Author : Diane Chamberlain
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release Date : 2018-10-02

New York Times bestselling author Diane Chamberlain delivers a thrilling, mind-bending novel about one mother's journey to save her child. When Carly Sears, a young woman widowed by the Vietnam war, receives the news that her unborn baby girl has a heart defect, she is devastated. It is 1970, and she

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Out of My Bone
  • Author : Don W. King
  • Publisher : Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
  • Release Date : 2009-06-19

A captivating collection of letters offers rare personal insight into the life of C. S. Lewis's wife, an accomplished writer in her own right, revealing her curious mind and chronicling her intellectual journey, from secular Judaism to Christianity; her struggles in reconciling her career goals with family life; and her

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Jack s Life
  • Author : Douglas H. Gresham
  • Publisher : B&H Publishing Group
  • Release Date : 2005

The stepson of the renown author of Further Up and Further In, The Keys to the Chronicles, and Narnia Beckons highlights the great writer's life in an extraordinary portrait. 25,000 first printing.

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Finding Mrs  Wright
  • Author : Sherri L. Lewis
  • Publisher : Urban Books
  • Release Date : 2012-10-01

All Devon Wright wants is peace and some time to chill with his boys. He's jerseyed up and waiting for his boy, Charles, to show up with tickets to the Atlanta Falcons' season opener. Instead, at his front door he finds "Satan's little sister," aka Quartisha Shauntae Randall, his baby

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Mrs  Poe
  • Author : Lynn Cullen
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2013-10

Struggling to support her family in mid-19th-century New York, writer Frances Osgood makes an unexpected connection with literary master Edgar Allan Poe and finds her survival complicated by her intense attraction to the writer and the scheming manipulations of his wife. 75,000 first printing.

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Lenten Lands
  • Author : Douglas H. Gresham
  • Publisher : Harper San Francisco
  • Release Date : 1988

The story of the relationship between C.S. Lewis and his wife, Joy Davidman, told by one of her two sons from her first marriage. The author sheds new light on the Lewis household at The Kilns, where Lewis lived with his brother, Warnie.

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Becoming C  S  Lewis  1898   1918
  • Author : Harry Lee Poe
  • Publisher : Crossway
  • Release Date : 2019-11-05

During his youth, the boy who would become C. S. Lewis formed his most basic impressions and tastes regarding music, art, literature, religion, sports, friendship, imagination, education, war, and more. The issues young “Jack” Lewis wrestled with drove him toward the foundation on which his life would be built. His

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Beulah s House of Prayer
  • Author : Cynthia A. Graham
  • Publisher : Brick Mantel Books
  • Release Date : 2016-07-12

Some storms bring destruction. Others bring salvation. In 1934 the tiny town of Barmy, Oklahoma, is in desperate need of a miracle. The cows are hungry, the rain won’t fall, most of Main Street is boarded up. Young aspiring trapeze artist Sugar Watson is dumped unceremoniously into this bleak setting

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The Dearly Beloved
  • Author : Cara Wall
  • Publisher : Simon & Schuster
  • Release Date : 2019-08-13

“This gentle, gorgeously written book may be one of my favorites ever.” —Jenna Bush Hager (A Today show “Read with Jenna” Book Club Selection!) “A thoughtful, beautiful multigenerational novel about love, God, jealousy, and friendship.” —Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love “A moving portrait of love and friendship set

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Joy
  • Author : Abigail Santamaria
  • Publisher : HMH
  • Release Date : 2015-08-04

“A lush Narnia tale for grownups”: The first comprehensive biography of the rebel thinker who married C. S. Lewis (Megan Marshall, Pulitzer Prize winner). If Joy Davidman is known at all, it’s as the wife of C. S. Lewis, author of The Chronicles of Narnia. On her own, she

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