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The book of longings [text (large print)] / Sue Monk Kidd.

Kidd, Sue Monk, (author.).

Available copies

  • 1 of 2 copies available at Sage Library System.

Current holds

2 current holds with 2 total copies.

Summary:

"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 her 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. Their marriage evolves with love and conflict, humor and pathos in Nazareth, where Ana makes a home with Jesus, his brothers, and their mother, 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 puts her in peril, she flees to Alexandria, where startling revelations and greater dangers unfold, and she finds refuge in unexpected surroundings. Ana determines her fate during a stunning convergence of events considered among the most impactful in human history"--Web page.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Hermiston Public Library LP KIDD (Text) 37838000538652 Large Print Book Branch_Only_3months 09/29/2020 Available -
Hood River County Library LP FIC KIDD (Text) 33892100683813 Adult New Books Book None 06/05/2020 Checked out 12/01/2020

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780593285961
  • ISBN: 0593285964
  • Physical Description: 564 pages : maps ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First Large Print Edition.
  • Publisher: [New York] : Random House Large Print, [2020]

Content descriptions

General Note:
"A novel" -- cover.
Summary, etc.:
"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 her 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. Their marriage evolves with love and conflict, humor and pathos in Nazareth, where Ana makes a home with Jesus, his brothers, and their mother, 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 puts her in peril, she flees to Alexandria, where startling revelations and greater dangers unfold, and she finds refuge in unexpected surroundings. Ana determines her fate during a stunning convergence of events considered among the most impactful in human history"--Web page.
Subject: Women authors > Fiction.
Man-woman relationships > Fiction.
Large type books.
Genre: Biographical fiction.
Historical fiction.
Biographical fiction.
Historical fiction.
Novels.

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