The author of a number of high-profile books — including one that was an Oprah Winfrey selection — is working on a new novel focusing on the wife of Jesus.
The AP reports that Sue Monk Kidd, whose bestsellers include “The Secret Life of Bees” and the Oprah’s Book Club selection “The Invention of Wings,” is writing a novel with the working title “Ana, the Wife of Jesus,” to be published by Viking Penguin.
The book, which is narrated by Jesus’ wife, does not yet have a release date.
“According to the publisher, Kidd will tell of a ‘devout yet rebellious young woman’ who meets Jesus when he’s 18,” the AP reports. “The novel will cover Jesus’ life from 18 to 30 and will be a story of ‘longing, attachment, separation, exile and reunion.'”