National Cathedral Video

October 1, 2005

Sue spoke before an audience of more than 800 at the National Cathedral in Washington D.C. on the Black Madonna in The Secret Life of Bees. Watch the video here.

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The Mermaid Chair Wins Quill Award

October 1, 2005

Sue Monk Kidd received the Quill Award for her novel The Mermaid Chair at an award ceremony in New York, October 11, 2005. The award was presented to Sue by novelist Erica Jong. The ceremony, televised as a one hour special on NBC October 22, included award presentations to authors in nineteen categories. The Mermaid…

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Television Movie

September 1, 2005

The Mermaid Chair, is being adapted as an original TV movie for Lifetime Television. Randy Robinson of Randwell Productions is Executive Producer and Suzette Couture is onboard to write the script.

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#1 New York Times Bestseller

August 1, 2005

On June 26, 2005, The Mermaid Chair hit the #1 spot on the New York Times Best Seller list for hardcover fiction.

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Cities Reading Bees

July 1, 2005

The Secret Life of Bees has been a successful and popular pick for city-wide, one-book reading programs. These programs, which originated at the Seattle Public Library, began with the idea of bringing people together around the same book. Cities that have read The Secret Life of Bees together have sponsored creative programs, including public book…

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Lincoln Center Reading

May 1, 2005

On May 16, 2005 Sue Monk Kidd read from her novel The Mermaid Chair at the Lincoln Center in New York as part of “A Gala Evening of Readings”. The event was a benefit for Literacy Partners and “a celebration of the power of the written word.” The other three readers were Edward P. Jones,…

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Bees and Mermaid Copies in Print

April 1, 2005

There are presently over 4.5 million copies of The Secret Life of Bees in print in the U.S. , and over 850,000 hardback copies of The Mermaid Chair in print.

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Book Club Selections

March 1, 2005

The Mermaid Chair has been chosen as the main selection of the Book of the Month Club and featured alternate of the Literary Guild and Doubleday Book Club.

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International Publication of The Mermaid Chair

February 1, 2005

The Mermaid Chair will be translated and published in the following countries: UK, Germany, Italy, Denmark, Poland, Lithuania, Russia, Portugal, Norway, Finland, Slovakia, Serbia, Slovenia, Sweden, Spain, Brazil, Israel, France, Bulgaria, Taiwan, Greece, Indonesia and Holland.

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Bees for Spanish-Speaking Readers

January 1, 2005

La Vida Secreta de Las Abejas, a Spanish edition of The Secret Life of Bees is to be published April 5, 2005.

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