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The Book of Longings in Paperback

March 21, 2021

Sue Monk Kidd’s fourth novel, The Book of Longings, was published in paperback on March 23, 2021. Released in 2020 to widespread critical and reader acclaim, it immediately landed at the top of the bestseller lists, reaching #5 on The New York Times Hardcover Fiction list, #1 on the IndieBound bestseller list, and #2 on…

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The Book of Longings Book Club

June 8, 2020

  Hundreds of readers across the U.S. and in other countries joined Sue’s virtual book club, engaging in a month of enlightening and inspiring discussions of The Book of Longings. Sue and her publisher, Viking, compiled a treasure trove of book club resources that are available to any book group that chooses to read The…

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The Book of Longings Finds Reader Popularity and Critics’ Praise

June 8, 2020

Sue ‘s new novel, The Book of Longings, debuted April 21, 2020 to widespread critical acclaim and immediately landed at the top of the bestseller lists, reaching #5 on The New York Times Hardcover Fiction list, #1 on the IndieBound bestseller list, and #2 on the Associated Press bestseller List. The novel was a Book-of-the-Month Selection,…

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‘Bees’ Picks Up Seven 2020 Outer Critics Circle Honors

May 12, 2020

The Secret Life of Bees Off-Broadway musical was celebrated with seven Outer Critics Circle Awards Honorees on Monday, including Most Outstanding New Off-Broadway Musical. The category of Most Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical included 3 individual nominations for Eisa Davis, LaChanze and Saycon Sengbloh. Remaining nominations include: Lynn Nottage for Outstanding Book of a…

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Drama Desk Award Nominations Announced – ‘The Secret Life of Bees’ Nominated for Outstanding Musical

April 23, 2020

The Secret Life of Bees was nominated for Outstanding Musical as part of The 65th Annual Drama Desk Award nominations that were announced on April 21, 2020. ‘Bees’ picked up a total of seven nominations.  The list includes: Outstanding Actress in a Musical, Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical, Outstanding Music, Outstanding Lyrics, Outstanding Book of…

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The Book of Longings Released – Book Club Announced

April 22, 2020

Sue Monk Kidd released her fourth novel, The Book of Longings on Tuesday and simultaneously announced a new virtual book club created to discuss it live with readers. Moderated by four independent booksellers over four weeks in May, the talks will focus on reader submitted questions via social media by using the hashtag #thebookoflongingsbookclub. To view…

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‘The Secret Life of Bees’ Off-Broadway Musical Nominated for Three Lucille Lortel Awards

April 15, 2020

The 35th annual Lucille Lortel Awards Nominations for Outstanding Achievement Off-Broadway were announced recently and The Secret Life of Bees picked up 3 nominations. ‘Bees’ was nominated for Outstanding Musical while LaChanze and Eisa Davis were nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Musical. The awards will be presented live online on May 3 at www.lortelawards.org. Read the…

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UPDATED 4/15: The Book of Longings Book Tour Canceled – Virtual Tour Planned

March 19, 2020

  UPDATED 4/15: Virtual and live social media events are being announced – see the Events page for updates as they are confirmed!   A personal message from Sue Monk Kidd: All book tour events for The Book of Longings have been postponed indefinitely. I’m heartsick about this. But of course, the most important thing…

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Excerpt from The Book of Longings by Sue Monk Kidd

March 13, 2020

This introductory piece by Sue Monk Kidd describes the day she wrote the first lines of The Book of Longings, followed by a link to the full excerpt…   “I am Ana. I was the wife of Jesus ben Joseph of Nazareth. I called him Beloved and he, laughing, called me Little Thunder.”   These…

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The Book of Longings UK Cover Reveal

January 28, 2020

Headline Books revealed a beautiful cover for the UK and Ireland edition of Sue’s forthcoming novel, The Book of Longings in a stunning video. Click the picture below. Tinder Press UK Pre-Order

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