The Book of Longings

The Book of Longings

Author: Sue Monk Kidd

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781472232526

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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THE New York Times BESTSELLER The stunning bestseller about a woman who finds her voice and her destiny, from author of The Secret Life of Bees and The Invention of Wings 'Transporting, life-affirming, gripping. It is simply brilliant' Mel Giedroyc 'Fascinating . . . Clever, rebellious Ana is a memorable character' The Times 'Brilliant . . . Brava!" The Daily Mail Ana is born in Galilee at a time when women are seen as possessions, only leaving their fathers' homes to marry. Ana longs to control her destiny. Taught to read despite her mother's misgivings, she wants to be a writer and to find her own voice. A voice that will speak for the silenced women around her. Betrothed to an elderly widower, Ana almost despairs. But an encounter with a charismatic young carpenter in Nazareth awakens new longings in her, and a different future opens up. Yet this is not a simple love story. Ana's journey will bring both joy and tragedy, but it will also be enriched by the female friendships she makes along the way. The Book of Longings is an exquisite tale of dreams and desire, and of the power of women to change the world. 'One of my favourites' Alicia Keys 'I kept having to close this novel and breathe deeply, again and again . . . It is a true masterpiece' Glennon Doyle, author of Untamed '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 'This moving novel by bestselling author Sue Monk Kidd persuasively imagines the marriage between a brilliant young woman and Jesus' Daily Mail 'Incredible . . . A story which is full of humanity, love and tenderness - and one which touched me deeply.' Brown Flopsy's Book Bureau 'The way that Hamnet gave a voice to Shakespeare's wife, this does the same for Ana . . . One of the greats for historical fiction' Books by Bindu 'Not a day has passed since I finished reading it that I have not thought about Ana, her story and the beautiful lyrical words Sue has written' TheFallenLibrarian 'I loved it. I loved the feminist theme, I loved the language and I loved the imagery of putting voice to your longings and then giving birth to them. Just fab' BetweenMyLines 'Glorious. Beautiful. Life-affirming' Buried Under Books
The Book of Longings
Language: en
Pages: 352
Authors: Sue Monk Kidd
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-04-21 - Publisher: Hachette UK

THE New York Times BESTSELLER The stunning bestseller about a woman who finds her voice and her destiny, from author of The Secret Life of Bees and The Invention of Wings 'Transporting, life-affirming, gripping. It is simply brilliant' Mel Giedroyc 'Fascinating . . . Clever, rebellious Ana is a memorable
The Book of Longings
Language: en
Pages: 384
Authors: Sue Monk Kidd
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020 - Publisher: Viking

"I am Ana. I was the wife of Jesus." So begins the new novel from the number one New York Times bestselling author of The Secret Life of Bees and The Invention of Wings, an extraordinary story set in the first century about a woman who finds her voice and
Book Club Kit
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Sue Monk Kidd
Categories: Book clubs (Discussion groups)
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
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
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Authors: Leonard Cohen
Categories: Fiction
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