The Resurrection of Joan Ashby

  • by Cherise Wolas
  • Narrated by Gabra Zackman, Michael Dickes
  • 19 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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' gorgeous debut introduces an indelible heroine candid about her struggles and unapologetic in her ambition.

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I am definitely in the minority in my reaction to this novel. Too many details of minor actions made me feel as if the author was just going for more words and additional pages rather than adding anything significant to the story. I felt the same way about the many short stories that were laced throughout the book. The protagonist was so self-centered and always justifying why her feelings were the right ones that I had a difficult time relating or liking this person. The narrator, Gabra Zackman, was outstanding.
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- Ray Stewart

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-29-2017
  • Publisher: Macmillan Audio