The Book of Longings

Sue Monk Kidd


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From the Number One New York Times Bestselling Author of the Secret Life of Bees.

'I am Ana. I was the wife of Jesus.' 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.

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Weight 666 g
Dimensions 240 × 164 × 40 mm





Headline Publishing Group




Kidd, Sue Monk

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