B.B. Comer Memorial Library

B.B. Comer Memorial Library hosts the 2019 SouthFirst Bank Adult Lecture Series, Celebrating Alabama’s Storied Past, on Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019 with author, Patti Callahan. She will present her book, Becoming Mrs. Lewis.  Refreshments will begin at 11:00 a.m. followed by the program at noon.

Callahan has written highly acclaimed fiction for over fifteen years. The book that she will discuss, Becoming Mrs. Lewis, has been called “a fascinating historical novel and a glimpse into a writer’s life.” In preparation for writing one of the greatest love stories of modern times—the story  of the unlikely romance between English writer C.S. Lewis and the much younger American divorcee, Joy Davidman — Callahan did extensive research, retracing Joy’s steps from New York to Oxford. When poet and writer, Joy Davidman, began writing letters to C.S. Lewis, she was in a deteriorating marriage, looking for spiritual guidance and answers rather than love. The Oxford don and beloved writer of Narnia and the New Yorker Joy didn’t seem to be a match, but their hearts and minds bonded through the letters that they exchanged, and Joy traveled from America to England on what turned out to be the trip of a lifetime — leading to a relationship that C.S. Lewis eventually called “my whole world.”

Patti Callahan graduated from Auburn University and worked in nursing before becoming a full time writer. She is the mother of three children and lives in Mountain Brook, Alabama and Bluffton, South Carolina with her husband. Patti is a New York Times bestselling author of twelve novels, including The Bookshop at Water’s End, which was a finalist in the Townsend Prize for Fiction, and Indie Next Pick, an Okra Pick, and a multiple nominee for the Southern Independent booksellers Alliance Novel of the Year. She is a much sought after speaker for social and literary functions.

For more information about the Adult Winter Brown Bag Series call 256-249-0961, email comerlibrary@bbclibrary.net or visit the library website at bbcomerlibrary.net and while you are there, add them as a friend on Facebook!

Everyone is welcome to attend.

 

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