The Sophia Institute and College of Charleston Libraries are proud to present author Sue Monk Kidd in discussion about her latest novel, The Book of Longings.

The novel introduces Ana, a brilliant and rebellious young woman in the first century who becomes the wife of Jesus. Living in a time when women are marginalized and largely unheard within the histories of men, she struggles to realize her passion and potential and to have a voice.Grounded in meticulous historical research and written with a reverential approach to Jesus’ 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.

A discussion moderated by College of Charleston’s Louis Doire will follow a reading by Ms. Kidd. The author will be available after the event to sign copies of her new novel.

This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required. Please register here on our website.

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6:30 pm – 8:30 pm


Mar 19 2020


$179 (until Feb 28)
$229 (after Feb 28)
Marlene & Nathan Addlestone Library


Marlene & Nathan Addlestone Library
205 Calhoun Street