The Book of Longings
'I am Ana. I was the wife of Jesus.' So begins the exquisitely written new novel from the No. 1Â New York TimesÂ bestselling author ofÂ THE SECRET LIFE OF BEESÂ andÂ THE INVENTION OF WINGS.
- Hachette Livre
- Publish Date
- April 2020
Ana is a rebellious young woman, a gifted writer with a curious, brilliant mind, who writes secret narratives about the neglected and silenced women around her. Raised in a wealthy family in Galilee, she is sheltered from the brutality of Rome's occupation of Israel. Ana is expected to marry an elderly widower to further her father's ambitions, a prospect that horrifies her. A chance encounter with the eighteen-year-old Jesus changes everything: his ideas and his passion are intoxicating.king Ana on a journey she could never have imagined, THE BOOK OF LONGINGS is a glorious evocation of a time and a place where astounding events unfolded, and of one woman's fate when she fights to make her voice heard.