The Book of Longings
Published:18 Mar 2021
A New York Times Bestseller
Taught to read despite her mother’s misgivings, she wants to be a writer and to find her own voice. A voice that will speak for the silenced women around her. Betrothed to an elderly widower, Ana almost despairs.
But an encounter with a charismatic young carpenter in Nazareth awakens new longings in her, and a different future opens up. Yet this is not a simple love story. Ana’s journey will bring both joy and tragedy, but it will also be enriched by the female friendships she makes along the way.
The Book of Longings is an exquisite tale of dreams and desire, and of the power of women to change the world. ‘One of my favourites’ Alicia Keys’I kept having to close this novel and breathe deeply, again and again . .
. It is a true masterpiece’ Glennon Doyle, author of Untamed’Unleashes the reader’s imagination with glorious evocations of extraordinary times and places, allowing our minds to roam . .