Good Morning America Book Club Selection

May 1, 2002

The Secret Life of Bees was chosen as a GOOD MORNING AMERICA READ THIS! BOOK CLUB selection. Each month the ABC national morning television show features a book as their book club selection. The Secret Life of Bees was selected by the Jane Doe book club of Raleigh, NC, and announced on the October 10,…

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New Novel Press Release

April 1, 2002

Viking Penguin’s Vice-President and Executive Editor Pamela Dorman has just acquired the world rights to a new novel by Sue Monk Kidd from Virginia Barber of the William Morris Agency. The Mermaid Chair, set in and around a monastery on a small island along the coast of South Carolina, is the story of a married…

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The Dance of the Dissident Daughter Paperback Release

March 1, 2002

The paperback edition of Sue Monk Kidd’s spiritual memoir, The Dance of the Dissident Daughter (Harper San Francisco) was available in bookstores August 20, 2002.

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Orange Prize Nomination

February 1, 2002

The Orange Prize is the United Kingdom’s largest annual literary award for a single novel. The Secret Life Of Bees was nominated (long-listed) for this award in 2002. According to Orange Prize officials, “Since its launch in 1996, the Orange Prize has become one of the most prestigious awards on the literary calendar and was…

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