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Daytime Book Group

Meeting information for the Daytime Book Group.

Our next meeting will be on
Thursday, October 31st, at 11:30 a.m.
by the North Fireplace

Becoming Mrs. Lewis
Copies of Becoming Mrs. Lewis by Patti Callahan will be available at the Circulation Desk prior to the meeting date.  For more information about this group, contact Susan Herrick at the Reference Desk; 231-928-0257. 

From the back cover:

From 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. 

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.

 

Past Book Group Selections
September 2019 - Lost and Found by Jacqueline Sheehan
May 2019 - I Will Always Write Back by Caitlin Alifirenka & Martin Ganda
April 2019 - Beach House for Rent by Mary Alice Monroe
March 2019 - Sisi: Empress on Her Own by Allison Pataki 
February 2019 - The Cat's Table by Michael Ondaatje
January 2019 - A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
December 2018 - An Outlaw's Christmas by Linda Lael Miller
October 2018 - Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See
September 2018 - The Nest by Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney
May 2018 - Vincent and One Mountain Away by Emilie Richards
April 2018 - Vincent and Theo: The Van Gogh Brothers by Deborah Heiligman
March 2018 - The One & Only by Emily Giffin
February 2018 - Bare Bones by Bobby Bones
January 2018 - Whistlin' Dixie in a Nor'easter by Lisa Patton
December 2017 - Angels at the Table by Debbie Macomber
October 2017 - Kitchen Privileges by Mary Higgins Clark
September 2017 - The Book That Matters Most by Ann Hood
May 2017 - Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
April 2017 - Secrets from the Past by Barbara Taylor Bradford
March 2017 - Tempting Fate by Jane Green
February 2017 - Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier
January 2017 - The Shell Seekers by Rosamunde Pilcher
December 2016 - Winter Solstice by Rosamunde Pilcher
October 2016 - The Fifth of March by Ann Rinaldi
September 2016 - Mary Reilly by Valerie Martin
June 2016 - The Summer I Dared by Barbara Delinsky
May 2016 - The Lost Quilter by Jennifer Chiaverini
April 2016 - Grayson by Lynne Cox
March 2016 - Under the Wide and Starry Sky by Nancy Horan
February 2016 - Us by David Nicholls
January 2016 - The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton