“An epic masterpiece that may be a triumph of perception and storytelling.” (Associated Press)
“A true masterpiece.” (Glennon Doyle, writer of Untamed)
Named a Most Anticipated Book of 2020 by O, the Oprah Magazine, Good Morning America/ABC-TV, Good Housekeeping, Bustle, Time, Marie Claire, and The Millions.
An extraordinary story set within the first century a couple of lady who finds her voice and her future, from the celebrated primary New York Times greatest-promoting writer of The Secret Life of Bees and The Invention of Wings
In her mesmerizing fourth work of fiction, Sue Monk Kidd takes an audacious strategy to historical past and brings her acclaimed narrative presents to think about the story of a younger lady named Ana. Raised in a rich household with ties to the ruler of Galilee, she is rebellious and impressive, with an excellent thoughts and a daring spirit. She engages in furtive scholarly pursuits and writes narratives about uncared for and silenced ladies. Ana is predicted to marry an older widower, a prospect that horrifies her. An encounter with 18-year-outdated Jesus adjustments every part.
Their marriage evolves with love and battle, humor and pathos in Nazareth, the place Ana makes a house with Jesus, his brothers, and their mom, Mary. Ana’s pent-up longings intensify amid the turbulent resistance to Rome’s occupation of Israel, partially led by her brother, Judas. She is sustained by her fearless aunt Yaltha, who harbors a compelling secret. When Ana commits a brazen act that places her in peril, she flees to Alexandria, the place startling revelations and higher risks unfold, and she or he finds refuge in sudden environment. Ana determines her destiny throughout a shocking convergence of occasions thought-about among the many most impactful in human historical past.
Grounded in meticulous analysis and written with a reverential strategy to Jesus’s life that focuses on his humanity, The Book of Longings is an inspiring, unforgettable account of one lady’s daring battle to comprehend the eagerness and potential inside her, whereas residing in a time, place and tradition devised to silence her. It is a triumph of storytelling each well timed and timeless, from a masterful author on the peak of her powers.