Expanded Version in Print
On Sale: March 24, 2020
Paperback / e-Book
Add to Wish List
Hardcover (October 2018)
Women's Fiction Historical | Historical
The wildly successful and much-beloved Becoming Mrs. Lewis is now available in an extended trade paper edition.
New extended edition includes:
- Map of Oxford
- Extended discussion guide with 20+ questions for book clubs
- Timeline of Jack and Joy's lives
- Joy's (Imagined) Letter to Jack
- 10 Things You May Not Know About Joy Davidman and C. S. Lewis's Love Story
- Behind the Scenes: Oxford-The City
In a most improbable friendship, she found love. In a world where women were silenced, she found her voice.
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.
No comments posted.
Registered users may leave comments.
Log in or register now!