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Sue Monk Kidd - 'The Book of Longings' (online)

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"I am Ana. I was the wife of Jesus." So begins the new novel from the number one New York Times bestselling author of The Secret Life of Bees and The Invention of Wings, an extraordinary story set in the first century about a woman who finds her voice and her destiny in a time of great despair and great hope.

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.

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 U.S., was turned into an award-winning major motion picture and a musical, and has been translated into 36 languages. She is also the author of The Mermaid ChairThe Invention of WingsThe Dance of the Dissident Daughter, and the New York Times bestseller Traveling with Pomegranates, written with her daughter, Ann Kidd Taylor.

Sue will be in conversation with Cate Lineberry, author of Be Free or Die: The Amazing Story of Robert Smalls' Escape from Slavery to Union Hero and The Secret Rescue: An Untold Story of American Nurses and Medics Behind Nazi Lines

Event date: 
Sunday, June 28, 2020 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Event address: 
North Hills
4209-100 Lassiter Mill Road
Raleigh, NC 27609
The Book of Longings: A Novel Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780525429760
Availability: On our shelves now
Published: Viking - April 21st, 2020

“An extraordinary novel . . . a triumph of insight and storytelling.” —Associated Press

A true masterpiece.” —Glennon Doyle, author of Untamed


The Secret Life of Bees Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780142001745
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Published: Penguin Books - January 28th, 2003

The multi-million bestselling novel about a young girl's journey towards healing and the transforming power of love, from the award-winning author of The Invention of Wings and the forthcoming novel The Book of Longings


Be Free or Die: The Amazing Story of Robert Smalls' Escape from Slavery to Union Hero Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781250183897
Availability: On our shelves now
Published: Picador - July 3rd, 2018

"A stunning tale of a little-known figure in history. Robert Smalls' astounding heroism during the Civil War helped convince Lincoln and the country that African Americans were extraordinarily capable of fighting for their freedom.


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The Secret Rescue: An Untold Story of American Nurses and Medics Behind Nazi Lines Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780316220248
Availability: On our shelves now
Published: Back Bay Books - June 3rd, 2014

The compelling untold story of a group of stranded U.S. Army nurses and medics fighting to escape Nazi-occupied Europe.