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The Book of Longings



Named a Most Anticipated Book of 2020 by O, the Oprah Magazine, Good Morning America/ABC-TV, Good Housekeeping, and Marie Claire

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 Beesand 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.


Heidi's Notes

The Book of Longings is a beautiful novel about Ana, the fictional wife of Jesus and her journey to find him as well as her own self. The entire book feels like a prayer to love, to women, and to difficult choices that sometimes need to be made. Sue Monk Kidd has a true gift as a storyteller and I felt like this was her best work yet. She wrote the book with respect, but she used her creative license to humanize Jesus in a way that brings a new perspective to him and the challenges of the time. I thoroughly loved this read. One of my new all-time favorites. 


Pre-Order Today! Release Date is April 21, 2020.

The Book of Longings