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The College of Charleston Libraries and The Sophia Institute present an evening with author Sue Monk Kidd.

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How would the world be different if Jesus had married and his wife was part of the story?

The College of Charleston Libraries and The Sophia Institute 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 Louise 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.

ABOUT SUE MONK KIDD

Sue Monk Kidd’s debut novel, The Secret Life of Bees, spent more than one hundred weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, has sold more than six million copies in the United States, was turned into both an award-winning major motion picture and a musical, and has been translated into thirty-six languages. Her second novel, The Mermaid Chair, was a number one New York Times bestseller and was adapted into a television movie. Her third novel, The Invention of Wings, an Oprah’s Book Club 2.0 pick, was also a number one New York Times bestseller. She is the author of several acclaimed memoirs, including The Dance of the Dissident Daughter, her groundbreaking work on religion and feminism, as well as the New York Times bestseller Traveling with Pomegranates, written with her daughter, Ann Kidd Taylor. She lives in North Carolina.

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