Becoming Mrs. Lewis
The Improbable Love Story of Joy Davidman and C. S. Lewis
by Patti Callahan
Pub Date 16 May 2019
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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 for love. Her own marriage crumbling, she seeks refuge in her work, and guidance from a writer she admires.
But in Joy's letters Lewis discovers a kindred spirit, and an intellect to equal his own. Bonding over a shared love of literature and ideas, a deep connection is forged between the two.
Embarking on the adventure of a lifetime, Joy travels from America to England and back again. Facing heartbreak and poverty, discovering friendship and faith, against all the odds, the couple struggle to secure a love that will endure forever.
“Luminous and penetrating” Paula McLain (Bestselling author of The Paris Wife)
“Transformative and magical” Pam Jenoff (Bestselling author of The Orphan’s Tale)
“A literary treasure from first page to last” (Bestselling author of Before We Were Yours)