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  • 0 of 4 copies available at Bethlehem Area Public Library System.
  • 0 of 9 copies available at Lehigh Valley Library System.

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13 current holds with 9 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Bethlehem Coolidge Branch f (Text) 33062009297855 New Adult Fiction Checked Out 08/01/2020
Bethlehem Main Library f (Text) 33062009301517 New Adult Fiction Checked Out 07/27/2020
Bethlehem Main Library f (Text) 33062009301863 New Adult Fiction On Holds Shelf -
Bethlehem South Side Branch f (Text) 33062009298374 New Adult Fiction Checked Out 07/20/2020

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780525429760
  • ISBN: 052542976X
  • ISBN: 9781984881380
  • ISBN: 1984881388
  • Physical Description: 418 pages : maps ; 25 cm.
  • Publisher: [New York, New York] : Viking, [2020]

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"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"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Jesus Christ > Family > Fiction.
Self-realization in women > Fiction.
Feminism > Fiction.
Women authors > Fiction.
Courage > Fiction.
Man-woman relationships > Fiction.
Palestine > History > To 70 A.D. > Fiction.
Genre: Biographical fiction.
Historical fiction.

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