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Collection: 7-day Books
Call Number: F
Author: Kidd, Sue Monk
Title: The book of longings
Summary, etc. note: "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"--

International Standard Book Number: 9780698408197
: (ebook)
: (hardcover)
Canceled/invalid ISBN: 9780525429760
Canceled/invalid ISBN: 9781984881380
Description conventions: rda
Authentication code: pcc
Classification number: PS3611.I44
Edition number: 23
Classification number: 813/.6
Relator term: author.
Statement of responsibility, etc.: Sue Monk Kidd.
Place of publication: New York
Name of publisher: Viking
Date of publication: 2020
Projected publication date: 2004
: New York :
: Viking,
: [2020]
Extent: 1 online resource
Other physical details: 418 p.
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: txt
: rdamedia
: computer
: n
: rdacarrier
: online resource
: nc
: Provided by publisher.
Source of acquisition: B & T 5/14/20
Purchase price: 28.00
: Description based on print version record and CIP data provided by publisher; resource not viewed.
Source of term: gsafd
Source of term: gsafd
Genre/form data or focus term: Biographical fiction.
Genre/form data or focus term: Historical fiction.
Main entry heading: Kidd, Sue Monk.
Place, publisher, and date of publication: New York : Viking, [2020]
Display text: Print version:
Title: The book of longings
Record control number: (DLC) 2019049624
International Standard Book Number: 9780525429760
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: ecip ebook
: policy default
: ecip ebook 2019-11-22
: LC online resource
: 2019-11-22

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