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'
'A testament to the author's talent for creating both compelling characters and intriguing story lines ... The intensity, bravery, and strength of character of Ana ... will inspire readers ... to live authentically and remain true to oneself'
'The message about the importance of kindness and the power of women's voices should resonate strongly with today's readers'
Ana's ambition and strong sense of justice make her a sympathetic character for modern readers ... A vibrant portrait of a woman striving to preserve and celebrate women's stories - her own and countless others
Unleashes the reader's imagination with glorious evocations of extraordinary times and places, allowing our minds to roam... Original, challenging, beautiful
Compelling ... Ana is a truly wonderful character, strong and inspiring, and her life story so captivating that it swept me along
'A wonderfully researched novel ... reimagining the past through the eyes of a creative, curious and defiant woman'
The novel's evocation of Galilee is fascinating ... clever rebellious Ana is a memorable character
Brilliant ... the familiar characters brought to vivid life