Deep South Magazine: 2018 Fall/Winter Reading List—Becoming Mrs. Lewis
2018 Fall/Winter Reading List
Becoming Mrs. Lewis by Patti Callahan (October 2)
At first glance, the romance between C.S. Lewis, the author of The Chronicles of Narnia, and Joy Davidman seems incredibly unlikely. He an Oxford don and she a married poet and writer, living in New York with her family. But their minds bonded over letters, their correspondence beginning in 1950 when Davidman sent Lewis her first letter. It was bursting with spiritual inquiries, religion being something Davidman and Lewis each held very close to their hearts. Their scholarly discussions brought Davidman to England and back several times until, eventually, she and Lewis married. Becoming Mrs. Lewis is a rich historical-fiction novel that not only explores a romance founded on intellect and faith, but the powerfully independent and passionate woman who captivated the heart and mind of an author who so easily captivated us.
September 28, 2018
Fall/Winter Reading List 2018
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