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Firstlight Chosen as Book of the Month

October 1, 2006

Spirituality & Health Magazine has chosen Firstlight as their book club selection for the months of November and December. Visit Spirituality & Health’s website to register to view exclusive reviews and discussion guides for Firstlight. Also, be sure to register to take part in a live teleconference with Sue to discuss Firstlight on November 16.

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2006 Quill Award Show

September 1, 2006

Sue will present the 2006 Quill Award for General Fiction during the award ceremonies in New York. The program will air October 28 on most NBC television stations.

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Firstlight: Early Inspirational Writings by Sue Monk Kidd to Be Published

August 1, 2006

At the beginning of her career, and for a little over a decade, Sue Monk Kidd wrote and compiled a significant body of inspirational and spiritual work comprised of personal stories, reflections, meditations and essays that were originally published in Guideposts Magazine and, to a lesser extent, in other publications, such as Weavings. These pieces…

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Kim Basinger to Star in The Mermaid Chair

July 1, 2006

Academy Award-winning actress, Kim Basinger (L.A. Confidential, The Sentinel) will make her television movie debut as Jessie Sullivan in the movie adaptation of Sue Monk Kidd’s novel, The Mermaid Chair. The director is Emmy Award winner Stephen Schachter. Principal filming begins May 8. The movie will air on Lifetime Television in September.

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Best-Seller Endurance Runners

June 1, 2006

The April 14th 2006 issue of Entertainment Weekly reports the five longest running novels since 1980 on Publisher’s Weekly best-seller list. The Secret Life of Bees comes in #5, having logged 145 weeks on the list. The rest of the top five are (in order) The Bridges of Madison County, The Da Vinci Code, The…

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Best Seller Lists

April 1, 2006

Two weeks after its paperback publication, The Mermaid Chair is #1 on Book Sense, #1 on the Washington Post, #2 on USA Today, and #5 on the New York Times best seller list.

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New Spiritual Memoir

March 1, 2006

Sue has signed a contract with Riverhead Books for a new spiritual memoir to be cowritten with her thirty year old daughter, Ann Kidd Taylor. They describe the book, which is yet to be titled, as a ‘mother-daughter, spiritual, travel memoir.’ It will tell the story of a series of pilgrimages that Sue and Ann…

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Longest Running Bestsellers

February 1, 2006

Both The Mermaid Chair and The Secret Life of Bees were among the top three longest-running bestsellers at Publisher’s Weekly in 2005. Mermaid was # 3 in hardcover fiction with 24 weeks on the bestseller list and Bees was #2 in trade paperback fiction at 48 weeks on the list.

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Library Award

January 1, 2006

The Southeastern Library Association (SELA) has chosen The Secret Life of Bees as their Fiction Award winner for 2005 . The award will be presented at the organization’s biennial conference April 6 , 2006.

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