THE EXTRAORDINARY, UNFORGETTABLE NEW NOVEL FROM THE MULTI-MILLION-COPY-SELLING AUTHOR OF THE SECRET LIFE OF BEES AND THE INVENTION OF WINGS.
'I am Ana. I was the wife of Jesus.'
In her mesmerizing fourth work of fiction, Sue Monk Kidd brings her acclaimed narrative gifts to imagine the story of a young woman called Ana.
Ana is a rebellious young woman, a gifted writer with a curious, brilliant mind, who writes secret narratives about the neglected and silenced women around her. Raised in a wealthy family in Galilee, she is sheltered from the brutality of Rome's occupation of Israel. Ana is expected to marry an elderly widower to further her father's ambitions, a prospect that horrifies her. A chance encounter with the eighteen-year-old Jesus changes everything: his ideas and his passion are intoxicating.
Taking Ana on a journey she could never have imagined, The Book of Longings is a glorious evocation of a time and a place where astounding events unfolded, and of one woman's fate when she fights to make her voice heard.
Over 10 million readers have devoured Sue Monk Kidd's novels. Here's why:
'A wonderful book . . . funny, sad and full of incident' Daily Telegraph
'Wonderfully written, poignant and humorous' Joanna Trollope
'Masterly . . . a story about empowering women to change the world . . . a remarkable novel' Chicago Tribune
- Publication Date:
- 28 / 04 / 2020
- 156 x 240mm