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Bestsellers of the Decade

January 10, 2010

Barnes & Noble has listed The Secret Life of Bees as its 6th bestselling novel of the last decade.

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Traveling with Pomegranates Hits Bestseller Lists

October 19, 2009

Traveling with Pomegranates: A Mother-Daughter Story has appeared on numerous bestseller lists since its publication September 7. It debuted on the New York Times bestseller list at #10 and the Indie bestseller list at #6.

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The Indie Next List – “Inspired Recommendations”

July 17, 2009

Traveling with Pomegranates is a top twenty pick for the September “Indie Next” list. This monthly list of “great reads” from the American Booksellers Association’s features twenty “inspired recommendations,” nominated by independent booksellers.

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Audio Book Read by Authors

July 15, 2009

Sue and her daughter, Ann, spent several days in a recording studio, reading the audio edition of their co-authored book, Traveling with Pomegranates. This mother-daughter memoir, which tells the story of their travels together at a particularly poignant time in each of their lives, as well as the story of their search for one another,…

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Mother-Daughter Commencement Speakers

July 14, 2009

Sue Monk Kidd and Ann Kidd Taylor delivered the commencement address May 2009 at Ann’s Alma Mater– Columbia College in South Carolina.

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The People’s Choice

July 13, 2009

The Secret Life of Bees movie won two People’s Choice Awards at the 35th annual awards ceremony, taking home Best Movie Drama and Best Independent Movie. The ceremony was broadcast live January 7, 2009 on CBS from Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, with Queen Latifah as host. Winners are determined in a national vote by…

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A New Book to be Published – Fall 2009

March 24, 2009

Sue’s new book, Traveling with Pomegranates: A Mother-Daughter Story, co-authored with her daughter, Ann Kidd Taylor, will be published September 8, 2009 by Viking. Set against the backdrop of Sue and Ann’s travels together in Greece and France, this dual memoir offers distinct perspectives from two women at different stages in life– a fifty something…

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The Secret Life of Bees Movie Wins Two NAACP Image Awards

January 3, 2009

The 40th annual NAACP Image Awards were televised live on Fox Thursday, February 12th from Los Angeles. Leading with eight nominations, The Secret Life of Bees won awards for Most Outstanding Picture and Best Director. On hand to accept the award for Most Outstanding Picture were producers Lauren Shuler Donner, Joe Pichirallo, Will and Jada…

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‘Bees’ To Be Released on DVD and Blue-ray

January 2, 2009

The Secret Life of Bees movie will be released on DVD and Blue-ray on Feb. 3, 2009 by Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. Included as Bonus Features on the DVD are the theatrical version of the film, a special Director’s Extended Cut with never-before-seen footage, Deleted Scenes, Inside the Pink House with Sue Monk Kidd,…

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The Secret Life of Bees Teacher’s Guide

January 8, 2008

A teacher’s guide for The Secret Life of Bees is available from Penguin for use in high school classrooms. The Secret Life of Bees has been widely adopted into high school curriculums across the country and been a favorite on student reading lists. This excellent and highly creative guide can also be used in conjunction…

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