The Resurrection of Joan Ashby by Cherise Wolas

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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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ISBN : 1250081432
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 544 pages


Kevin rated it ★★★★★

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...

Cheri rated it ★★★★★

August 29, 2017

!! NOW AVAILABLE !! 4.5 Stars 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...

Dan rated it ★★★☆☆

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...

Liz rated it ★★★★☆

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...

Celeste rated it ★★★★★

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...

Myra rated it ★★★★★

August 02, 2017

4.5 STARS 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...

Suzanne rated it ★★★★★

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!

Sue rated it ★★★★★

June 10, 2017

This is an ARC. I fell in love with this book from the very first word. If you love books about the process of writing and the inner workings of an author, you'll love this book. Joan Ashby is a wonderful, three dimensional character that I would love to meet in real life. Cherise Wolas is my new...

Marjorie rated it ★★★★★

July 29, 2017

Joan Ashby is a celebrated author at the peak of her career. She’s been open about avoiding love and motherhood and wanting to give all to her creativity. But then love finds her heart but she makes it very clear to her soon-to-be husband that there will be no children in their future. When Joan...

Sherri613 rated it ★★★★★

April 02, 2017

Without exaggeration, I am speechless. I can't remember reading a book where I thought I was experiencing a writer who could be one of the greats of our time - it is that good. The writing is sheer magic, it shines with brilliance, intelligence -- completely original, long complex sentences that...

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