The Resurrection of Joan Ashby

The Resurrection of Joan Ashby

A Novel

Book - 2017
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""A stunning debut...Reminds me of my most favorite authors: J.D. Salinger, Carson McCullers, Truman Capote, Joan Didion." --A.M. Homes I viewed the consumptive nature of love as a threat to serious women. But the wonderful man I just married believes as I do--work is paramount, absolutely no children--and now love seems to me quite marvelous. These words are spoken to a rapturous audience by Joan Ashby, a brilliant and intense literary sensation acclaimed for her explosively dark and singular stories. When Joan finds herself unexpectedly pregnant, she is stunned by Martin's delight, his instant betrayal of their pact. She makes a fateful, selfless decision then, to embrace her unintentional family. Challenged by raising two precocious sons, it is decades before she finally completes her masterpiece novel. Poised to reclaim the spotlight, to resume the intended life she gave up for love, a betrayal of Shakespearean proportion forces her to question every choice she has made. Epic, propulsive, incredibly ambitious, and dazzlingly written, The Resurrection of Joan Ashby is a story about sacrifice and motherhood, the burdens of expectation and genius. Cherise Wolas's gorgeous debut introduces an indelible heroine candid about her struggles and unapologetic in her ambition"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York :, Flatiron Books,, 2017
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781250081438
Characteristics: 534 pages ; 25 cm


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DBRL_ReginaF Feb 24, 2018

I really wanted to like this book more. I loved Joan Ashby's story but I will admit that I got frustrated with the stories within the story. I wanted to know more about HER not so much her characters. I also found that I really didn't care all that much about Daniel's story.


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