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The Resurrection of Joan Ashby

(2017)
A novel by

 
 
Longlisted for 2018 PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction
Kirkus Reviews's Best Fiction of 2017
Kirkus Reviews's Best Debut Novels of 2017
Booklist's Top 10 First Novels: 2017
The New York Times Book Review's Editors' Choice
Indie Next Pick for September 2017

Kirkus Reviews's 13 Fiction Debuts & Breakthroughs That Live Up to the Hype
Bustle's 9 Fall Book Debuts By Women You're Going To Want To Read Immediately
Nantucket Magazine's 7 for September 2017

Kirkus Reviews's 9 Excellent Reads for Labor Day Weekend
Entertainment Weekly's Thirteen Books to Read in August
San Diego Magazine's Your Book Shelf: 5 Books to Read in August

"[A] stunning debut...reminds me of my most favorite authors: J.D. Salinger, Carson McCullers, Truman Capote, Joan Didion." - A.M. Homes

I viewed the consumptive nature of love as a threat to serious women. But the wonderful man I just married believes as I do - work is paramount, absolutely no children - and now love seems to me quite marvelous.

These words are spoken to a rapturous audience by Joan Ashby, a brilliant and intense literary sensation acclaimed for her explosively dark and singular stories.

When Joan finds herself unexpectedly pregnant, she is stunned by Martin's delight, his instant betrayal of their pact. She makes a fateful, selfless decision then, to embrace her unintentional family.

Challenged by raising two precocious sons, it is decades before she finally completes her masterpiece novel. Poised to reclaim the spotlight, to resume the intended life she gave up for love, a betrayal of Shakespearean proportion forces her to question every choice she has made.

Epic, propulsive, incredibly ambitious, and dazzlingly written, The Resurrection of Joan Ashby is a story about sacrifice and motherhood, the burdens of expectation and genius. Cherise Wolas's gorgeous debut introduces an indelible heroine candid about her struggles and unapologetic in her ambition.

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"This is the kind of book that pulls you under and you go willingly. And when it’s over, you come up for air and see anew. In giving us the story of one woman’s struggle to write her own life, Wolas captures worlds in worlds here, and lives in lives. As many currents run in a single river, The Resurrection of Joan Ashby is rich and wide, and deep." - Sarah Blake

"The Resurrection of Joan Ashby is a stunning debut - because there is nothing debut about it. It arrives so fully realized that it stuns as it entertains, as it twirls the reader on the sharp point of a #2 pencil." - A M Homes

"Cherise Wolas has delivered an audacious and dynamic first novel. The Resurrection of Joan Ashby is a remarkable tapestry of literary skill, emotional insight, and sensational storytelling." - Ivy Pochoda


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Hardback Editions

September 2017 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Resurrection of Joan Ashby
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ISBN: 0-00-820114-5 / 978-0-00-820114-2 (UK edition)
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August 2017 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Resurrection of Joan Ashby: A Novel
Author(s): Cherise Wolas
ISBN: 1-250-08143-2 / 978-1-250-08143-8 (USA edition)
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Paperback Editions

May 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Resurrection of Joan Ashby: A Novel
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April 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Resurrection of Joan Ashby
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August 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: Resurrection of Joan Ashby (International Edition)
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August 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Resurrection of Joan Ashby
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September 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Resurrection of Joan Ashby
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September 2017 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Resurrection of Joan Ashby
Author(s): Cherise Wolas
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August 2017 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Resurrection of Joan Ashby: A Novel
Author(s): Cherise Wolas
ISBN: 1-4272-8243-9 / 978-1-4272-8243-9 (USA edition)
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August 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Resurrection of Joan Ashby: A Novel
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August 2017 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Resurrection of Joan Ashby: A Novel
Author(s): Cherise Wolas
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Kindle Editions

September 2017 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Resurrection of Joan Ashby
Author(s): Cherise Wolas
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August 2017 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Resurrection of Joan Ashby: A Novel
Author(s): Cherise Wolas
Publisher: Flatiron Books
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