The Book of Longings By Sue Monk Kidd – Audiobook Online

An extraordinary story set in the first century of a woman who finds her voice and her destiny, from the celebrated number one New York Times best-selling author of The Secret Life of Bees and The Invention of Wings.

In her enchanting fourth work of fiction, Sue Monk Kidd takes a bold historical approach and brings her celebrated storytelling gifts to life 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 bright mind and a daring spirit. She engages in stealthy academic pursuits and writes narratives about abandoned and silent women. Ana was supposed to marry an elderly widow, a prospect that terrified her. The encounter with the 18-year-old Jesus changes everything.

Their marriage grows with love and conflict, humor and sickness in Nazareth, where Ana builds a home with Jesus, his brothers, and their mother, Mary. Ana’s pent-up yearnings grow amid tumultuous resistance against Rome’s occupation of Israel, led in part by her brother, Judas. She is aided by her brave aunt Yaltha, who is hiding a fascinating secret. When Ana commits a blatant act that puts her in danger, she flees to Alexandria, where startling revelations and greater dangers unfold, and she seeks refuge in her empty surroundings. expected. Ana decides her fate in a startling convergence of events considered to be one of the most impactful in human history.

Based on meticulous research and written with a reverent approach to the life of Jesus, centered on his humanity, The Book of Desires is an inspiring, unforgettable narrative. about a woman’s daring struggle to realize her inner passion and potential, while living in one place and time. and the culture devised to silence her. It is a triumph of contemporary and timeless storytelling, from a master writer at the height of his power.

If you’ve read her before and enjoyed it, you’ll love this. The narrator also brought the characters to life for me. The story is one that I usually think definitely happened and Sue Monk Kidd wrote it in the most believable way. She gave the women of her time a Voice.

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