Thu, Nov 14 | The Colonnade Restaurant
2019 Nov Book Group
Tickets: $30 Menu posts 30 Days before event
Meet Patti Callahan, returning to Atlanta to discuss her new novel about poet Joy Davidman, whose quest for hope and faith led to the love of C.S. Lewis. WomenAloneTogether.org
Time & Location
Nov 14, 6:00 PM – 09:00 PM
The Colonnade Restaurant, 1879 Cheshire Bridge Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30324, USA
About The Event
About the Author
Former Atlantan Patti Callahan Henry is a New York Times best-selling author of fourteen novels of contemporary women's fiction. Daughter of a Presbyterian minister and once a Pediatric Clinical Nurse Specialist, she is a mother of three who writes full time. A finalist in the Townsend Prize for Fiction, an Indie Next Pick, an OKRA pick, and a multiple nominee for the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance (SIBA) Novel of the Year, Patti is published in numerous languages.
About the Book
BECOMING MRS. LEWIS—The Improbable Love Story of Joy Davidman and C.S. Lewis is Patti's first work of historical fiction, published in 2018 under her maiden name.The book has received both critical and reader praise. In a starred review, Publishers Weekly said: "Making full use of historical documentation, Callahan has created an incredible portrait of a complex woman."
"It's not supposed to be a technical biography of my mother. It's a novel. And it's a very good one. . . extraordinarily accurate. . . more accurate than most biographical essays that have been written about my mother."—Douglas Gresham, son of Joy Davidman, stepson of C.S. Lewis.
"For a good wife contains so many persons in herself. What was [Joy] not to me? She was my daughter and my mother, my pupil and my teacher, my subject and my sovereign; and always, holding all these in solution, my trusty comrade, friend, shipmate, fellow-soldier. My mistress; but at the same time all that any man friend...has ever been to me....
— "C.S. Lewis, A Grief Observed