NEW YORK — After setting previous works in the 1960s and the 19th century, Sue Monk Kidd is going back to Biblical times for her next novel.
The author of such best-sellers as "The Secret Life of Bees" and the Oprah Winfrey choice "The Invention of Wings" is working on a book narrated by the wife of Jesus, Viking Penguin told The Associated Press on Tuesday. Monk has given the book the working title, "Ana, the Wife of Jesus." A release date hasn't been set.
FILE - This Aug. 10, 2006 file photo shows author Sue Monk Kidd in Charleston, S.C. The author of such best-sellers as â€œThe Secret Life of Beesâ€ and the Oprah Winfrey choice â€œThe Invention of Wingsâ€ is working on a book with the working title, â€œAna, the Wife of Jesus.â€ Viking Penguin told The Associated Press on Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015. A release date hasnâ€™t been set. (AP Photo/Mary Ann Chastain, file)
According to the publisher, Kidd will tell of a "devout yet rebellious young woman" who meets Jesus when he's 18. The novel will cover Jesus' life from 18 to 30 and will be a story of "longing, attachment, separation, exile and reunion."
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