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Becoming Mrs. Lewis

(2018)
A novel by

 
 
Now a USA Today and Publishers Weekly best seller!

"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 best-selling 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 best-selling 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.

Genre: Inspirational

Praise for this book

"This book is a work of art. Intelligent. Witty and charming. Becoming Mrs. Lewis is a stunning foray into the wilds of faith--from doubt and discovery, to the great adventure of living it out. Patti Callahanand rsquo;s invitation into Joy and Jackand rsquo;s love story is as brilliant as the lives they led. Iand rsquo;m left as spellbound as the first time I met Aslan . . . with these characters now just as dear." - Kristy Cambron

"Becoming Mrs. Lewis illuminates the raw humanity of seeking faith in a distrustful world. We've heard C. S. Lewis's narrative. Here, Callahan keenly demystifies poet Joy Davidman's story and in the telling, shows us the power of a greater love. I was wonderstruck by this novel." - Sarah McCoy

"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." - Paula McLain

"In Becoming Mrs. Lewis, Callahan peels back the curtain and allows a glimpse into Joy Davidmanand rsquo;s extraordinary life and her love and marriage with C. S. Lewis. With captivating prose, Callahan carries the reader across the ocean from New York to Oxford and into the private heart of this tender love story." - Katherine Reay


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October 2018 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Becoming Mrs. Lewis (Thorndike Press Large Print Christian Fiction)
Author(s): Patti Callahan
ISBN: 1-4328-5846-7 / 978-1-4328-5846-9 (USA edition)
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October 2018 : USA Hardback
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Title: Becoming Mrs. Lewis: The Improbable Love Story of Joy Davidman and C. S. Lewis
Author(s): Patti Callahan
ISBN: 0-7852-2450-5 / 978-0-7852-2450-1 (USA edition)
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September 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: Becoming Mrs. Lewis: The Improbable Love Story of Joy Davidman and C. S. Lewis
Author(s): Patti Callahan
ISBN: 0-7852-1809-2 / 978-0-7852-1809-8 (USA edition)
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May 2019 : USA Paperback

Title: Becoming Mrs. Lewis
Author(s): Patti Callahan
ISBN: 0-310-10480-7 / 978-0-310-10480-3 (USA edition)
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October 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: Becoming Mrs. Lewis
Author(s): Patti Callahan
ISBN: 0-7852-2581-1 / 978-0-7852-2581-2 (USA edition)
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October 2018 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Becoming Mrs. Lewis
Author(s): Patti Callahan
ISBN: 1-978621-90-6 / 978-1-978621-90-9 (USA edition)
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October 2018 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Becoming Mrs. Lewis: Library Edition
Author(s): Patti Callahan
ISBN: 1-978621-91-4 / 978-1-978621-91-6 (USA edition)
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October 2018 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Becoming Mrs. Lewis: A Novel
Author(s): Patti Callahan
ISBN: 1-978621-89-2 / 978-1-978621-89-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thomas Nelson on Brilliance Audio
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October 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Becoming Mrs. Lewis: The Improbable Love Story of Joy Davidman and C. S. Lewis
Author(s): Patti Callahan
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
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October 2018 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Becoming Mrs. Lewis: The Improbable Love Story of Joy Davidman and C. S. Lewis
Author(s): Patti Callahan
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
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October 2018 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Becoming Mrs. Lewis: The Improbable Love Story of Joy Davidman and C. S. Lewis
Author(s): Patti Callahan
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
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