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The Book of Longings

Sue Monk Kidd

Warwick’s presents
Sue Monk Kidd
in conversation with Jeniffer Thompson

The Book of Longings

Wednesday, March 24, 2021 - 4:00pm PDT

The Book of Longings
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On Wednesday, March 24th at 4:00pm PDT Warwick's will host Sue Monk Kidd as she discusses the new paperback edition of her book, The Book of Longings, in conversation with Jeniffer Thompson. Sue Monk Kidd's debut, The Secret Life of Bees, spent more than 100 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, has sold more than 6 million copies in the United States, was turned into an award-winning major motion picture and a musical, and has been translated into thirty-six languages. Her second novel, The Mermaid Chair, was a #1 New York Times bestseller and was adapted into a television movie. Her third novel, The Invention of Wings, an Oprah's Book Club 2.0 pick, was also a #1 New York Times bestseller. She is the author of the acclaimed memoirs The Dance of the Dissident Daughter, a groundbreaking work on religion and feminism, and the New York Times bestseller Traveling with Pomegranates, written with her daughter, Ann Kidd Taylor.

Books purchased through Eventbrite will include an autographed bookplate from Sue Monk Kidd, while supplies last.
$17 + tax & fee: Includes one copy of The Book of Longings, with an autographed bookplate, held at Warwick's to be picked up at your convenience after the event.
$20.50 + tax & fee: Includes one copy of The Book of Longings, with an autographed bookplate, shipped to your home after the event (48 contiguous states only).
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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 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.

Grounded in meticulous research and written with a reverential approach to Jesus's life that focuses on his humanity, The Book of Longings is an inspiring, unforgettable 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.

Jeniffer Thompson is Creative Director and co-founder of the San Diego Writers Festival. She is an author branding expert, digital marketing strategist, and host of The Premise podcast. She is an author and speaker who delivers strategy-rich content and actionable tools that educate and empower authors. She is the founder and principal at Monkey C Media, an award-winning design firm specializing in book packaging, author websites, and digital marketing strategies.

The Book of Longings: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780143111399
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (Please contact store to confirm availability)
Published: Penguin Books - March 23rd, 2021