The Dance of the Dissident Daughter Celebrates 20 Years With a Special Edition and eBook

September 20, 2016

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Sue’s acclaimed spiritual memoir, a special edition of The Dance of the Dissident Daughter is being released on September 20, 2016 with a brand new Introduction by the author. Over the last two decades, this groundbreaking work of feminine spiritual discovery has impacted hundreds of thousands of readers, and…

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TCU Honorary Doctorate of Letters

May 10, 2016

Sue’s alma mater, TCU, conferred on her an honorary Doctorate of Letters at the university’s May 7, 2016 commencement.  Sue graduated from TCU in 1970.

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Why We Write About Ourselves

February 1, 2016

Along with authors Anne Lamott, Pat Conroy, Cheryl Strayed, and others, Sue is among the contributors to a new book about the art of writing memoir edited by veteran author Meredith Maran. In Why We Write About Ourselves, “twenty of America’s bestselling memoirists share their innermost thoughts and hard-earned tips, revealing what drives them to…

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The International DUBLIN Literary Award

November 16, 2015

The Invention of Wings has been long listed for the 2016 International DUBLIN Literary Award. The nominees were announced on November 9 in Dublin, Ireland. Presented annually for a novel written in English or translated into English, the award is unique in its coverage of international fiction. Titles are nominated by library systems in major…

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July 7, 2015

The Invention of Wings won the 2015 SIBA Book Award for Fiction. Nominated by Southern indie booksellers and readers and selected by a jury of Southern booksellers, SIBA Book Award winners “represent the best of Southern literature.” Sue’s first novel, The Secret Life of Bees won the SIBA Book Award in 2003.

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More than a million copies sold of The Invention of Wings

February 7, 2015

The Invention of Wings has sold more than one million copies in the 12 ½ months since its publication in January 2014.

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2015 Founder’s Award

February 5, 2015

The Historical Society of Pennsylvania will present its prestigious 2015 Founder’s Award to Sue for “exemplary service to history and in recognition of her novels which have served as an entry point to the appreciation of American history.” The award will be presented in Philadelphia in May.

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Florida Book Award

February 5, 2015

Sue’s novel, The Invention of Wings has won the 2014 Florida Book Award Gold Medal in General Fiction. Coordinated by the Florida State University Libraries, the Florida Book Awards is the nation’s most comprehensive state book awards program. It was established in 2006 to celebrate the best Florida literature. The award will be presented in…

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Recent Recognition for The Invention of Wings

December 4, 2014

The Invention of Wings was awarded Elle Magazine’s Grand Prix Reader’s Prize for favorite book of fiction for 2014. Library Journal selected The Invention of Wings as one their Best Book’s of 2014, and it was runner up for the 2014 Goodreads Choice Award for Historical Fiction. Google’s ‘The Year In Search’ documented The Invention…

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The Invention of Wings Among Amazon’s Best Books Of 2014, So Far

June 29, 2014

Amazon editors have released their mid-year “Best Books” list, which includes The Invention of Wings. Here are 10 of what Amazon editors believe to be the best books of 2014:

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