Join us as we celebrate the launch of Patti Callahan’s new paperback edition of “Becoming Mrs. Lewis”. For fans of CS Lewis and his brilliant, irascible and wholly American wife, Joy Gresham Lewis, this will be a special occasion to find out more of what become a special and very unusual pairing. Callahan’s depth of research and enthusiasm for her subject are best illustrated in this comprehensive interview and great prequel to reading her book : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oFrdacNg44s
The paperback edition promises more and includes…
A map of Oxford
An expanded discussion guide with 20+ questions for book clubs
A 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
A Behind the Scenes Essay: Oxford—The City
Patti Callahan Henry is a New York Times and USA Today best-selling author of fifteen novels and is the recipient of The Christy Award—A 2019 Winner “Book of the Year.” ; The Harper Lee Distinguished Writer of the Year for 2020 and the Alabama Library Association Book of the Year for 2019.
The author is also the host of the popular seven-part original “Behind the Scenes of Becoming Mrs. Lewis Podcast Series” launched, October 2019. The podcast audiobook collection including bonus material was released on January 7, 2020, and available now.
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Coffee meet and greet begins at 10:30am followed by Patti’s presentation and book signing at 11am. Handicapped/elevator access on side street. Hope to see you there!
Part of the Edgar B. Hollis Distinguished Speaker Series presented by the Newnan Carnegie Library Foundation