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“A real masterpiece.” —Glennon Doyle, creator of Untamed
A rare story set within the first century a few girl who finds her voice and her future, from the celebrated primary New York Instances bestselling creator of The Secret Lifetime of Bees and The Invention of Wings
In her mesmerizing fourth work of fiction, Sue Monk Kidd takes an audacious strategy to historical past and brings her acclaimed narrative presents to think about the story of a younger girl named Ana. Raised in a rich household with ties to the ruler of Galilee, she is rebellious and impressive, with an excellent thoughts and a daring spirit. She engages in furtive scholarly pursuits and writes narratives about uncared for and silenced ladies. Ana is anticipated to marry an older widower, a prospect that horrifies her. An encounter with eighteen-year-old Jesus modifications every little thing.
Their marriage evolves with love and battle, humor and pathos in Nazareth, the place Ana makes a house with Jesus, his brothers, and their mom, 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 places her in peril, she flees to Alexandria, the place startling revelations and better risks unfold, and he or she finds refuge in surprising environment. Ana determines her destiny throughout a surprising convergence of occasions thought of among the many most impactful in human historical past.
Grounded in meticulous analysis and written with a reverential strategy to Jesus's life that focuses on his humanity, The Ebook of Longings is an inspiring, unforgettable account of 1 girl's daring wrestle to understand the eagerness and potential inside her, whereas dwelling in a time, place and tradition devised to silence her. It’s a triumph of storytelling each well timed and timeless, from a masterful author on the top of her powers.
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