In The Book of Longings Sue Kidd Monk paints a monochromatic spiritual landscape, tediously rehearsing the contours of feminine longing. As the story unfolds, her characters near perfectly portray the values, the assumptions, the hopes, and the expectations of now. If a stranger to this place and time were to require a primer of the ideal person, I would hand her this book. Let’s look together at that cultural icon….
This Postmodern Realities episode is a conversation with Journal author Anne Kennedy about her online-exclusive article, “Glimpsing the Grave: A Critical Review of The Book of Longings: A Novel by Sue Monk Kidd”. *Editor’s Note: This article contains spoilers for The Book of Longings: A Novel**
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