Spend the evening in with bestselling author Sue Monk Kidd as she talks about her latest novel The Book of Longings with Elizabeth Buchan.

The Book of Longings is an inspiring story set in the first century AD about a woman who finds her voice and her destiny, from the author of The Secret Life of Bees, The Invention of Wings and The Mermaid Chair.

Ana is born in Galilee at a time when women are seen as possessions, only leaving their fathers’ homes to marry.

Ana longs to control her destiny. 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.

This online event is brought to you by At Home with 4 Indies – a collaboration between Booka, Linghams, Book-ish & Forum Books. Different ticket options are available offering access to the the online event only or access plus a copy of the book delivered to the door. Copies of the books will be posted out after the event – UK only.

Tickets: Tickets: £5 (live stream only) or £12 (live stream plus a paperback copy of the book delivered to your door - UK only)

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