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The Resource Becoming Mrs. Lewis : a novel : the improbable love story of Joy Davidman and C. S. Lewis, Patti Callahan

Becoming Mrs. Lewis : a novel : the improbable love story of Joy Davidman and C. S. Lewis, Patti Callahan

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Becoming Mrs. Lewis : a novel : the improbable love story of Joy Davidman and C. S. Lewis
Title
Becoming Mrs. Lewis
Title remainder
a novel : the improbable love story of Joy Davidman and C. S. Lewis
Statement of responsibility
Patti Callahan
Title variation
Improbable love story of Joy Davidman and C. S. Lewis
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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." -- Amazon
Summary
Fictionalizes the romance between beloved author C.S. Lewis and his wife Joy Davidman, as she begins writing letters to Lewis searching for spiritual answers and eventually finds love
Theme
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • Christy Award for Book of the Year, 2019.
  • Christy Award for Historical Romance Category, 2019.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10736821
Cataloging source
LPU
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Henry, Patti Callahan
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3608.E578
LC item number
B43 2018b
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Davidman, Joy
  • Lewis, C. S.
  • Letter writing
  • Authors, English
  • Husband and wife
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Ossining (N.Y.)
  • Oxford (England)
  • Married people
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the improbable love story of Joy Davidman and C. S. Lewis
Label
Becoming Mrs. Lewis : a novel : the improbable love story of Joy Davidman and C. S. Lewis, Patti Callahan
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Map on endpapers
  • Includes discussion questions
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 397-399)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
406 pages
Isbn
9780785224501
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1050442906
  • (OCoLC)1050442906
Label
Becoming Mrs. Lewis : a novel : the improbable love story of Joy Davidman and C. S. Lewis, Patti Callahan
Publication
Note
  • Map on endpapers
  • Includes discussion questions
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 397-399)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
406 pages
Isbn
9780785224501
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1050442906
  • (OCoLC)1050442906

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