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The Resurrection of Joan Ashby

by Cherise Wolas

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The Resurrection of Joan Ashby by Cherise Wolas
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    Aug 2017, 544 pages
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    May 2018, 544 pages

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An acclaimed young writer falls in love, marries and raises two sons - all the while struggling to find a space in her busy life for her true passion as a writer.

Over half of those who reviewed Cherise Wolas' debut novel, The Resurrection of Joan Ashby, rated it a glowing 5 stars. But about a quarter disliked it intensely, resulting in an average rating of 4.2 stars. Here's what they have to say:

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The story follows the life of an acclaimed young writer, Joan Ashby, as she falls in love, marries and raises two sons - all the while struggling to find a space in her busy life for her passion: writing fiction (Nancy L). Told from Ashby's point of view the book covers more than twenty years in the life of the family interspersed with the stories that Ashby has written and is writing (Margaret H). It is the story of motherhood, sacrifice, and all the burdens that come with life and love (Maureen S).

Several reviewers remarked on the quality of Walas' writing:

I was pulled under Wolas' spell almost from the beginning (...

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