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Alternate Histories and Silenced Women: Sue Monk Kidd on Her New Novel The Book of Longing‪s‬ fiction/non/fiction

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In this episode, New York Times bestselling author Sue Monk Kidd discusses her upcoming novel The Book of Longings, which is from the point of view of Ana, the wife of Jesus. Kidd talks to Fiction/Non/Fiction podcast co-hosts V.V. Ganeshananthan and Whitney Terrell about how alternate histories can be vehicles for silenced voices of the past, and how our present might be different if Jesus being married was part of the Bible’s story. Kidd also talks about her research process and writing the character of Judas Iscariot. 
To hear the full episode, subscribe to the Fiction/Non/Fiction podcast through iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, Spotify, or your favorite podcast app (include the forward slashes when searching). You can also listen by streaming from the player below.
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Guests:
Sue Monk Kidd

Selected readings for the episode:
Sue Monk Kidd

The Book of Longings

The Secret Life of Bees

The Invention of Wings

The Dance of the Dissident Daughter


Traveling With Pomegranates (with Ann Kidd Taylor)

Others

Others 

The work and teachings of psychoanalyst Carl Jung


The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick


The Plot Against America by Philip Roth


The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead


Empire City by Matt Gallagher


Rodham by Curtis Sittenfeld (forthcoming)


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In this episode, New York Times bestselling author Sue Monk Kidd discusses her upcoming novel The Book of Longings, which is from the point of view of Ana, the wife of Jesus. Kidd talks to Fiction/Non/Fiction podcast co-hosts V.V. Ganeshananthan and Whitney Terrell about how alternate histories can be vehicles for silenced voices of the past, and how our present might be different if Jesus being married was part of the Bible’s story. Kidd also talks about her research process and writing the character of Judas Iscariot. 
To hear the full episode, subscribe to the Fiction/Non/Fiction podcast through iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, Spotify, or your favorite podcast app (include the forward slashes when searching). You can also listen by streaming from the player below.
Alternate Histories and Silenced Women: Sue Monk Kidd on her Novel The Book of Longings from The Virtual Book Channel on Vimeo.
Guests:
Sue Monk Kidd

Selected readings for the episode:
Sue Monk Kidd

The Book of Longings

The Secret Life of Bees

The Invention of Wings

The Dance of the Dissident Daughter


Traveling With Pomegranates (with Ann Kidd Taylor)

Others

Others 

The work and teachings of psychoanalyst Carl Jung


The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick


The Plot Against America by Philip Roth


The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead


Empire City by Matt Gallagher


Rodham by Curtis Sittenfeld (forthcoming)


Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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