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LocationBradford PL
TitleThe book of longings / Sue Monk Kidd.
AuthorKidd, Sue Monk, author.
CollectionAdult Fiction
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Catalog Details

International Standard Book Number 052542976X
International Standard Book Number 1984881388
International Standard Book Number 9780525429760 (hardcover)
International Standard Book Number 9780698408197 (ebook)
International Standard Book Number 9781984881380 (International)
Dewey Decimal Classification Number 813/.6 23
Personal Name Kidd, Sue Monk, author.
Title Statement The book of longings / Sue Monk Kidd.
Imprint New York : Viking, [2020]
Physical Description 418 pages : maps ; 25 cm
Content Type text txt rdacontent
Media Type unmediated n rdamedia
Carrier Type volume nc rdacarrier
Summary, Etc. "In her fourth work of fiction, Sue Monk Kidd brings her acclaimed narrative gifts to imagine the story of a young woman named Ana. Raised in a wealthy family in Sepphoris with ties to the ruler of Galilee, she is rebellious and ambitious, a relentless seeker with a brilliant, curious mind and a daring spirit. She yearns for a pursuit worthy of her life, but finds no outlet for her considerable talents. Defying the expectations placed on women, she engages in furtive scholarly pursuits and writes secret narratives about neglected and silenced women. When she meets the eighteen-year-old Jesus, each is drawn to and enriched by the other's spiritual and philosophical ideas. He becomes a floodgate for her intellect, but also the awakener of her heart. Their marriage unfolds with love and conflict, humor and pathos in Nazareth, where Ana makes a home with Jesus, his brothers, James and Simon, and their mother, Mary. Here, Ana's pent-up longings intensify amid the turbulent resistance to the Roman occupation of Israel, partially led by her charismatic adopted brother, Judas. She is sustained by her indomitable aunt Yaltha, who is searching for her long-lost daughter, as well as by other women, including her friend Tabitha, who is sold into slavery after she was raped, and Phasaelis, the shrewd wife of Herod Antipas. Ana's impetuous streak occasionally invites danger. When one such foray forces her to flee Nazareth for her safety shortly before Jesus's public ministry begins, she makes her way with Yaltha to Alexandria, where she eventually finds refuge and purpose in unexpected surroundings. Grounded in meticulous historical research and written with a reverential approach to Jesus's life that focuses on his humanity, The Book of Longings is an inspiring 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"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Man-woman relationships Fiction.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Women authors Fiction.
Index Term-Genre/Form Biographical fiction.
Index Term-Genre/Form Historical fiction.
Additional Physical Form Entry Online version: Monk Kidd, Sue, The book of longings New York : Viking, 2020. 9780698408197 (DLC) 2019049625

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