Caroline du Sud, 1803. Fille d'une famille de Charleston, Sarah Grimké sait dès le plus jeune âge qu'elle veut faire de grandes choses dans sa vie. Lorsque pour ses 11 ans sa mère lui offre la petite Handful comme esclave personnelle, Sarah se dresse contre les horribles pratiques de servilité et d'inégalité, convictions qu'elle nourrira tout au long de sa vie.
Named a Most Anticipated Book of 2020 by O, the Oprah Magazine , Good Morning America/ABC-TV, Good Housekeeping (US) and Marie Claire (US) An extraordinary story set in the first century about a woman who finds her voice and her destiny, from the celebrated number one New York Times bestselling author of The Secret Life of Bees and The Invention of Wings 'I am Ana. I was the wife of Jesus.' In her mesmerizing fourth work of fiction, Sue Monk Kidd brings her acclaimed narrative gifts to imagine the story of a young woman called Ana. Ana is a rebellious young woman, a gifted writer with a curious, brilliant mind, who writes secret narratives about the neglected and silenced women around her. Raised in a wealthy family in Galilee, she is sheltered from the brutality of Rome's occupation of Israel. Ana is expected to marry an elderly widower to further her father's ambitions, a prospect that horrifies her. A chance encounter with the eighteen-year-old Jesus changes everything: his ideas and his passion are intoxicating. Taking Ana on a journey she could never have imagined, The Book of Longings is a glorious evocation of a time and a place where astounding events unfolded, and of one woman's fate when she fights to make her voice heard. Over 10 million readers have devoured Sue Monk Kidd's novels. Here's why: 'A wonderful book . . . funny, sad and full of incident' Daily Telegraph 'Wonderfully written, poignant and humorous' Joanna Trollope 'Masterly . . . a story about empowering women to change the world . . . a remarkable novel' Chicago Tribune
Caroline du Sud, été 1964. Lily Owens fête ses 14 ans. Elle a grandi auprès de son père dur et intransigeant et de sa nounou noire, Rosaleen, et vit dans l'obsession de sa mère morte lorsqu'elle avait 4 ans. Le jour où Rosaleen se fait tabasser par des racistes, Lily décide de partir avec sa nounou et de rejoindre la ville de Tiburon... Premier roman, hymne à l'amour maternel.
Jessie Sullivan has been married half her life. But when she returns to the isolated island she grew up on, she is to find a lot more than she came looking for. This is the story of a woman trying to save her outgrown life - the roles, identities, and illusions she had created for herself - before emerging as something far more alive and powerful.
Sue Monk Kidd's exquisite first novel has been extraordinarily successful, with sales of over 2.5 million in the US and over a year on the Publishers News bestseller list. It received huge acclaim in the UK, including this: 'Wonderfully written, powerful, poignant, and humorous... Do read it' Joanna Trollope
The authors describe their introspective journeys to Greece and France, during which they reconnected while Sue grappled with midlife challenges and writer's block and Ann struggled with heartbreak and post-college career questions.