The Book of Longings

The Book of Longings

A Novel

Audiobook CD - 2020
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"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.
Publisher: New York, NY :, Penguin Audio, an imprint of the Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group,, [2020]
Copyright Date: ℗2020
ISBN: 9780593212820
0593212827
Branch Call Number: CD F KID NVD
Characteristics: 11 audio discs (13 hours, 30 minutes) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in
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Additional Contributors: Marnò, Mozhan 1980-

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