The Book of Longings

The Book of Longings

Author: Sue Monk Kidd

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780525429760

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

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“An extraordinary novel . . . a triumph of insight and storytelling.” —Associated Press “A true masterpiece.” —Glennon Doyle, author of Untamed An extraordinary story set in the first century about a woman who finds her voice and her destiny, from the celebrated number one New York Times bestselling author of The Secret Life of Bees and The Invention of Wings In her mesmerizing fourth work of fiction, Sue Monk Kidd takes an audacious approach to history and brings her acclaimed narrative gifts to imagine the story of a young woman named Ana. Raised in a wealthy family with ties to the ruler of Galilee, she is rebellious and ambitious, with a brilliant mind and a daring spirit. She engages in furtive scholarly pursuits and writes narratives about neglected and silenced women. Ana is expected to marry an older widower, a prospect that horrifies her. An encounter with eighteen-year-old Jesus changes everything. Their marriage evolves with love and conflict, humor and pathos in Nazareth, where Ana makes a home with Jesus, his brothers, and their mother, 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 puts her in peril, she flees to Alexandria, where startling revelations and greater dangers unfold, and she finds refuge in unexpected surroundings. Ana determines her fate during a stunning convergence of events considered among the most impactful in human history. Grounded in meticulous research and written with a reverential approach to Jesus's life that focuses on his humanity, The Book of Longings is an inspiring, unforgettable account of one woman's bold struggle to realize the passion and potential inside her, while living in a time, place and culture devised to silence her. It is a triumph of storytelling both timely and timeless, from a masterful writer at the height of her powers.
The Book of Longings
Language: en
Pages: 432
Authors: Sue Monk Kidd
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-04-21 - Publisher: Penguin

“An extraordinary novel . . . a triumph of insight and storytelling.” —Associated Press “A true masterpiece.” —Glennon Doyle, author of Untamed An extraordinary story set in the first century about a woman who finds her voice and her destiny, from the celebrated number one New York Times bestselling author
The Book of Longings
Language: en
Pages: 448
Authors: Sue Monk Kidd
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-04-21 - Publisher: Penguin

“An extraordinary novel . . . a triumph of insight and storytelling.” —Associated Press “A true masterpiece.” —Glennon Doyle, author of Untamed An extraordinary story set in the first century about a woman who finds her voice and her destiny, from the celebrated number one New York Times bestselling author
El Libro de Los Anhelos / The Book of Longings
Language: es
Pages: 544
Authors: Sue Monk Kidd
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-10-20 - Publisher: Ediciones B

La autora best seller Sue Monk-Kidd nos traslada a la Judea del siglo I y nos relata la Historia que ya conocemos con la voz de Ana, la mujer de Jesús. «Me llamo Ana y fui la esposa de Jesús, hijo de José de Nazaret.» Ana es una joven de
Book of Longing
Language: en
Pages: 240
Authors: Leonard Cohen
Categories: Poetry
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008-11-19 - Publisher: McClelland & Stewart

Leonard Cohen is one of the great writers, performers, and most consistently daring artists of our time. Book of Longing is Cohen’s eagerly awaited new collection of poems, following his highly acclaimed 1984 title, Book of Mercy, and his hugely successful 1993 publication, Stranger Music, a Globe and Mail national
Book Club Kit
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Authors: Sue Monk Kidd
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Type: BOOK - Published: 2020 - Publisher:

In her mesmerizing fourth work of fiction, Sue Monk Kidd takes an audacious approach to history and brings her acclaimed narrative gifts to imagine the story of a young woman named Ana. Raised in a wealthy family with ties to the ruler of Galilee, she is rebellious and ambitious, with