2019 Nov Book Group
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About the Author
Former Atlantan Patti Callahan Henry is a New York Times best-selling author of fourteen novels of contemporary women's fiction. Daughter of a Presbyterian minister and once a Pediatric Clinical Nurse Specialist, she is a mother of three who writes full time. A finalist in the Townsend Prize for Fiction, an Indie Next Pick, an OKRA pick, and a multiple nominee for the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance (SIBA) Novel of the Year, Patti is published in numerous languages.
About the Book
BECOMING MRS. LEWIS—The Improbable Love Story of Joy Davidman and C.S. Lewis is Patti's first work of historical fiction, published in 2018 under her maiden name.The book has received both critical and reader praise. In a starred review, Publishers Weekly said: "Making full use of historical documentation, Callahan has created an incredible portrait of a complex woman."
"It's not supposed to be a technical biography of my mother. It's a novel. And it's a very good one. . . extraordinarily accurate. . . more accurate than most biographical essays that have been written about my mother."
Douglas Gresham, son of Joy Davidman, stepson of C.S. Lewis.
"For a good wife contains so many persons in herself. What was [Joy] not to me? She was my daughter and my mother, my pupil and my teacher, my subject and my sovereign; and always, holding all these in solution, my trusty comrade, friend, shipmate, fellow-soldier. My mistress; but at the same time all that any man friend...has ever been to me...."
C.S. Lewis, A Grief Observed
In this inspiring video about the writing of her book, Patti Callahan invites you to meet Joy Davidman.
- $27 Southern Fried Chicken$27$270$0
- $27 Slow Roasted Pork Loin$27$270$0
- $27 Veggie Plate$27$270$0