Read Sue’s Introduction to Bees

For the tenth anniversary edition of The Secret Life of Bees, Sue wrote a first-time Introduction, in which she reflects personally on her surprise at the book’s success, on the experience of conceiving and writing the novel, on the film adaptation, and on the effect its vast community of
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Tenth Anniversary Edition of The Secret Life of Bees

To mark the tenth anniversary of The Secret Life Bees, Penguin is bringing out a special, keepsake edition on November 23, 2011. Packaged in an elegant envelope cover, the edition features a first-time Introduction by Sue, in which she reflects on conceiving and writing the novel, the movie
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New Novel in Progress

Sue is at work on a new novel, titled The Invention of Wings. Set in the early part of the nineteenth century, during the ferment of abolition and the dawn of women’s rights, the book-in-progress follows the lives and sisterhood of three women from Charleston, SC and their struggle for
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Sue on Twitter

Sue will forge a new connection with readers in the coming weeks by launching her official Twitter account, @suemonkkidd. Follow Sue for thoughts on her work, writing, and creativity, as well as for book recommendations, quotes,
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