OUR BOOK CLUB PICK FOR February 2018 | "The Resurrection of Joan Ashby" by Cherise Wolas
On the first Tuesday of every month, The Bookstore Plus hosts a unique Book Club experience where readers have the opportunity to discuss the book club pick with the author via video chat! Tuesday, February 6th, 2018, at 7:00 pm the author, Cherise Wolas, will join us to discuss and answer questions about her book The Resurrection of Joan Ashby. Our book club is open to the public. To honor the author's valued time, we highly recommend that you read the book and browse through any provided book club guides prior to attending the book club meeting.
BOOK SUMMARY | When Joan finds herself unexpectedly pregnant, she is stunned by [her husband] 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.
"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."
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.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR |
Cherise Wolas received a BFA from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and a JD from Loyola Law School. A native of Los Angeles, she lives in New York City with her husband.
"The Resurrection of Joan Ashby" is her debut novel.