From The New York Times bestselling author Patti Callahan comes an exquisite novel of Joy Davidman, the woman C. S. Lewis called "my whole world." 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.
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.
Patti Callahan, who also writes as Patti Callahan Henry, is a The New York Times bestselling author. Patti was a finalist in the Townsend Prize for Fiction, has been an Indie Next Pick, twice an OKRA pick, and a multiple nominee for the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance (SIBA) Novel of the Year. Her work has also been included in short story collections, anthologies, magazines, and blogs. Patti attended Auburn University for her undergraduate work and Georgia State University for her graduate degree. Once a Pediatric Clinical Nurse Specialist, she now writes full time. Admission for all lectures is $10 for general public, $5 for members, and free to AHC Insiders unless otherwise noted.
Lynn Cullen grew up in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Her novel, Mrs. Poe, a national bestseller, was named a Book of the Week by People Magazine, a Target Book Club Pick, an NPR 2013 Great Read, an Indie Next List selection. the book of the month at Costco, an Oprah Book of the Week, and Best of 2013 by Atlanta Magazine. Her most recent novel, Twain's End, was a People Magazine Book of the Week, a Townsend Prize finalist, named a Book All Georgians Should Read by the Georgia Center for the Book, and was featured, as was Mrs. Poe, in the New York Times Book Review Shortlist. Her novels have been translated into seventeen languages and she has appeared on PBS American Masters. Her next novel will be published in 2019. She lives in intown Atlanta with her family and enjoys, like Mark Twain, being bossed around by her cats.