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SEBA Book Award Winner for 2003

April 1, 2003

The Secret Life of Bees is the winner of the 2003 SEBA Book of the Year Award for fiction. The award is given annually by the Southeastern Booksellers Association, and according to its Executive Director, honors a novel of exceptional merit that is set in the South or by a Southerner. Finalists were: The Heaven…

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2003 Book Sense Book of the Year Finalis

March 1, 2003

The Secret Life of Bees was a finalist for the 2003 Book Sense Book of the Year Award for fiction. Other finalists were: The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold, Atonement by Ian McEwan, Life of Pi by Yann Martel, and Crimson Petal and White by Michel Faber. The winner, The Lovely Bones, was announced in…

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Audio News

January 1, 2003

Narrated by Jenna Lamia, the audio version of The Secret Life Of Bees was nominated for Audio of the Year in 2003.. It is available from Highbridge on cassette and CD, unabridged and abridged. The unabridged audio can be rented through Books on Tape.

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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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