Read The Resurrection of Joan Ashby Online Free - 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.
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August 16, 2017
Posted at Heradas Review
Finishing this magnificent novel was a bittersweet affair. Sweet because it was a powerful joy to read; experiencing what a writer that possesses such a mastery of her craft can do with words, continually in awe at the bravery of this story, and how she approached it. Bitt...
August 10, 2017
Joan Ashby was on the fast track to being the next great American novelist until she got pregnant. She spends the better part of the next three decades writing off and on in secret while taking care of her family. Can she overcome age, obligations, and a crushing betrayal to take back her destiny...
August 29, 2017
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Inspiration. Creation. Love. Motherhood. Children. Sibling Rivalry. Family. Repressing one’s inner self. Regret. Resentment. Promises broken. Dreams crushed. Writing. Commitment. Betrayal. These are some of the themes throughout this story.
At the somewhat still tender...
August 13, 2017
For me, this book was sort of the road not taken. Like Joan, I never wanted children. Joan, a prodigy writer gets married and after making her husband promise they would never have children, she finds herself pregnant. And decides to keep the baby to make her husband happy.
The writing here is de...
September 14, 2017
Full review now posted!
This review can be found at both Booknest and Celestial Musings, as it made a huge impact on me, and I want to spread the word about this book as much as I can.
I honestly need more than five stars to give.
“She was no longer writing about tragedies that blew apart peoples li...
August 02, 2017
AN EPIC DEBUT NOVEL WRITTEN WITH VISIONARY INTELLIGENCE IN EXQUISITE PROSE
When I’m reading a good book, I find that I immediately start marking passages that I can revisit later, and I typically don’t notice what page I’m on. This was one of those books. I, not only loved the novel, but...
July 22, 2017
This book is captivating from the beginning. The characters have depth and were well written. The story was so engrossing. I really enjoyed this read and am so glad I got the ARC. I will be keeping this one for my bookshelf!
August 22, 2017
This book is a slow burn of a novel.
I'm still finding myself at a loss for words when it comes to describing what the author achieved when she sat down and took on this beast. Where to begin with this review?
Joan Ashby is a brilliant author and she has one rule for the rest of her life-- no chil...
September 21, 2017
Joan Ashby, a talented writer, who at a young age vows not to let a husband or children get in the way of her art, ends up married, then pregnant. Joan falls in love with her first baby, not so much with second. Her first son has the gift of writing, but stops when he discovers at age 11 his moth...
September 18, 2017
The Resurrection of Joan Ashby is one of the most provocative, fascinating, and infuriating books I have ever read. The brief bones of the story: Joan Ashby publishes two short story collections to widespread acclaim before she is 25 years old. She doesn't publish again until almost 30 years late...