I loved The Resurrection of Joan Ashby by Cherise Wolas (though the cover is so awful that I never would have picked it up) and am so glad a St. Patrick’s parent recommended it to me. While is is dauntingly long, you will be glad you read it, should you take it on. On the surface, the story is about Joan Ashby, famous author, who agrees with her then boyfriend that they never want to have children. And, of course, the inevitable happens, which changes the course of their lives together. It’s a tale of love, loss, redemption, and writing/books. It was my favorite book so far this year (a year sadly absent of five-star reviews).