An inspiring story of a strong woman living in a society bent on her silence
Superlative . . . from a writer at the top of her game . . . A practically perfect historical novel
Praise for Sue Monk Kidd's earlier novels
'Exhilarating. . . powerful'
'Moving, original, and accomplished . . . It is wonderfully written, powerful, poignant, and humorous'
'The tale of one motherless daughter's discovery of what family really means - and of the strange and wondrous places we love'
'Wonderful - well-written, moving and engaging by turns, and always compelling'
'A resonant, illuminating novel'
This year's The Help - but even better
'A remarkable novel that heightened my sense of what it meant to be a woman - slave or free . . . a conversation changer' - Oprah Winfrey, O, The Oprah Magazine
'The stunning metaphors and realistic characters are so poignant they will bring tears to your eyes'