Sue Monk Kidd The Book Of Longings

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'I am Ana. I was the wife of Jesus.' So begins the exquisitely written new novel from the No. 1 New York Times bestselling author of The Secret Life of Bees and The Invention of Wings.

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.

About the Author

Sue Monk Kidd's first novel, The Secret Life of Bees, spent 2.5 years on the New York Times bestseller list, and has sold over 8 million copies worldwide. The Mermaid Chair, The Invention of Wings, and The Book of Longings were all New York Times bestsellers.

The Secret Life of Bees was long-listed for the Orange Prize (now the Women's Prize for Fiction), and was turned into an award-winning film. Sue is also the author of several acclaimed non-fiction books including the New York Times bestseller Travelling With Pomegranates, co-written with her daughter Ann Kidd Taylor. Sue lives in Florida with her husband Sandy. www.suemonkkidd.com Twitter @suemonkkidd

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'Unleashes the reader's imagination with glorious evocations of extraordinary times and places, allowing our minds to roam... Original, challenging, beautiful'
- Adele Parks, Platinum

'Compelling ... Ana is a truly wonderful character, strong and inspiring, and her life story so captivating that it swept me along
- Good Housekeeping

'A bold, imaginative reworking of the Christian tale from a female perspective'
- Sunday Times

'Brilliant ... the familiar characters brought to vivid life'
- Daily Mail

'This novel has an intriguing premise . . . The novel's evocation of life in Galilee is fascinating, and clever, rebellious Ana is a memorable character.'
- The Times (UK)

'This is not Jesus' story, but Ana's. [...] The Book of Longings is the testament of a bold woman, and the story of many stolen female voices.'
- Irish Times

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