On Our Bookshelves
I promised you a review of The Book of Longings by Sue Monk Kidd once I finished reading it. I loved it! It reminded me so much of The Red Tent by Anita Diamant, that I read long ago. I’ve loved all Sue Monk’s Kidd’s works and wondered if this would stand up to what came before. It’s a departure for her – she brings us to biblical times as her main character, Ana, fights to rid herself of all the restrictive expectations imposed upon women of that time. Ana’s determined spirit draws much attention – welcomed and not. She is spurred on and supported by a few strong women and her husband, Jesus, who encourage her to pursue her dreams. Done with great reverence and based on scrupulous research, I highly recommend this one.
Now on to Normal People by Sally Rooney. Anyone read it?
My sister Susan is my favorite go-to source for good novels – both fiction and non. So, naturally, as I seek to enlist more readers’ suggestions for this space, I turned to Susan to get the ball (or books) rolling. I hope you will follow her lead!
This one sounds too good to ignore. So, with gratitude, I give you Susan’s first-ever book review…