Sue Monk Kidd Picks Today Show Book Club Selection

April 1, 2004

Sue Monk Kidd chose Stephanie Kallos’ debut novel Broken For You as the December selection for The Today Show Book Club. Each month The Today Show invites a well known author to pick a book for their book club. Sue announced her selection on the show December 14, 2004. She appeared on the live segment…

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Rhode Island Reads The Secret Life of Bees

March 1, 2004

The Secret Life of Bees has been chosen as the 2004 state read for Rhode Island.

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Sue Monk Kidd Appears on the Hallmark Channel

February 1, 2004

Sue appeared on the television show “New Morning” on the Hallmark Channel April 27, 2004. The profile piece took place at Sue’s home in South Carolina and focused on ways that Sue seeks “to nurture her spirit.” The segment included her husband, Sandy and her black lab, Lily.

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Publication News from Other Countries

January 1, 2004

The Secret Life Of Bees has been published in 21 countries including: the United Kingdom, France, Spain, Holland, Greece, Poland, Israel, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Norway, South Korea, Turkey, Croatia, Germany, Portugal, Italy, Japan, Taiwan and the Slovak Republic.

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The Boeke Prize

May 1, 2003

The Secret Life of Bees is a finalist for the 2003 Boeke Prize for fiction, which is South Africa’s top literary prize.

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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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