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"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.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Athena Public Library FIC KID (Text) 37813000178825 Adult Fiction Book Branch_Only_3months 05/21/2020 In transit -
Baker County Library KIDD (Sue) (Text) 37814003281442 FICTION - NEW Book System_Only_3months 05/17/2020 Checked out 11/16/2020
Cook Memorial Library - La Grande F Kidd, S (Text) 35178001805780 New Adult Fiction Book Branch_Only_3months 06/04/2020 Checked out 10/29/2020
Echo Public Library FIC KID (Text) 37826000135298 Adult Fiction Book None 08/18/2020 Available -
Enterprise Public Library FIC Kidd (Text) 30001000317596 Adult Fiction Book None 07/02/2020 Available -
Grant County Library AF KIDD (Text) 37845000552781 Adult Fiction Book System_Only_6months 10/05/2020 Checked out 11/17/2020
Harney County Library FIC KIDD (Text) 37720000602433 New Adult Display Book Branch_Only_3months 06/18/2020 Checked out 11/02/2020
Hermiston Public Library FIC KIDD (Text) 37838000489617 Adult Fiction Book Branch_Only_3months 07/14/2020 Available -
Hood River County Library FIC KIDD (Text) 33892100682146 Adult New Books Book None 06/04/2020 Available -
Ione Public Library 813 KID (Text) 37843000082727 Adult Fiction Book Branch_Only_3months 05/27/2020 Available -
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9780525429760
  • ISBN: 052542976X
  • ISBN: 9781984881380
  • ISBN: 1984881388
  • Physical Description: 418 pages : maps ; 25 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Viking, [2020]

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Summary, etc.:
"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: Jesus Christ > Fiction.
Women authors > Fiction.
Man-woman relationships > Fiction.
Nazareth (Israel) > Fiction.
Sepphoris (Extinct city) > Fiction.
Genre: Biographical fiction.
Historical fiction.

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