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Lunch & Lit with Patti Callahan Henry at Jianna-SOLD OUT

We’re excited to host a great series of book and author events in partnership with some of our favorite writers and downtown restaurants. LUNCH & LIT is back October 3 with the lovely and talented New York Times bestselling author Patti Callahan Henry and her breakout new novel, Becoming Mrs. Lewis.

When poet and writer Joy Davidman began writing letters to C. S. Lewis—known as Jack—she was looking for spiritual answers, not love. Love, after all, wasn’t holding together her crumbling marriage. Everything about New Yorker Joy seemed ill-matched for an Oxford don and the beloved writer of Narnia, yet their minds bonded over their letters. Embarking on the adventure of her life, Joy traveled from America to England and back again, facing heartbreak and poverty, discovering friendship and faith, and against all odds, finding a love that even the threat of death couldn’t destroy.  

Patti will be in conversation with Furman history professor Diane Vecchio in what’s sure to be a fascinating peek behind the curtain of this real life love affair.

Tickets include a three course lunch at Jianna and a copy of Becoming Mrs. Lewis.



Arugula salad - Currants, fennel, pistachio, ricotta salata

Rigatoni - Grilled chicken, garlic , pesto, grana padano

Olive oil cake - Berry compute, vanilla crema

Earlier Event: September 29
Later Event: October 6