The Invention of Wings is #1 on the January 2014 Indie Next list — “Inspired Recommendations from Indie Booksellers."

December 10, 2013

The rankings on the list are based on nominations from independent booksellers.  Learn more  

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New Novel by Sue Monk Kidd to Be Published

June 11, 2013

Sue’s new novel will be published January 7, 2014, by Viking, her first since 2005. A sweeping novel of hope, daring, the quest for freedom, and the desire to have a voice in the world, The Invention of Wings tells the entwined stories of Hetty “Handful” Grimke, an urban slave in early 19th century Charleston,…

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‘K’ is for Kidd's The Secret Life of Bees

May 21, 2013

The Secret Life of Bees debuted May 7, 2013 as part of a collectible new series of books from Penguin Classics. Known as Penguin Drop Caps, the series is composed of twenty-six hardcover editions of fine works of literature, each featuring on its cover a gorgeously illustrated letter of the alphabet. The series features unique…

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Jim and Carol Ney Literary Award

December 20, 2012

Sue was presented with the Jim and Carol Ney Literary Award on October 20, 2012 at a black tie gala in the Atlanta area. The award is presented annually by the Cobb County Library Foundation “to honor extraordinary books and exceptional authors who not only enrich readers but move hearts and souls and change lives.”

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Sue’s Interview with Every Mother Counts

August 8, 2012

Traveling With Pomegranates is a “Summer of Sisterhood” Book Club pick for Every Mother Counts, a global organization that combats maternal mortality and improves the lives of girls and women worldwide. In this interview, Sue speaks about the best-selling memoir she co-authored with her daughter, Ann Kidd Taylor, and shares some of her most moving…

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Read Sue’s Introduction to Bees

February 15, 2012

For the tenth anniversary edition of The Secret Life of Bees, Sue wrote a first-time Introduction, in which she reflects personally on her surprise at the book’s success, on the experience of conceiving and writing the novel, on the film adaptation, and on the effect its vast community of readers has had on her life.…

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The Secret Life of Bees Tenth AnniversaryTen Book Giveaway Contest

October 27, 2011

To celebrate the 10th Anniversary of The Secret Life of Bees, Sue Monk Kidd will give away 10 signed copies of a new, keepsake edition, to be published November 23, 2011. This special edition contains a first-time Introduction by the author. Each book will have a book plate personally signed by the author. The contest…

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Tenth Anniversary Edition of The Secret Life of Bees

October 16, 2011

To mark the tenth anniversary of The Secret Life Bees, Penguin is bringing out a special, keepsake edition on November 23, 2011. Packaged in an elegant envelope cover, the edition features a first-time Introduction by Sue, in which she reflects on conceiving and writing the novel, the movie adaptation, and the effect the book and…

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New Novel in Progress

September 21, 2011

Sue is at work on a new novel, titled The Invention of Wings. Set in the early part of the nineteenth century, during the ferment of abolition and the dawn of women’s rights, the book-in-progress follows the lives and sisterhood of three women from Charleston, SC and their struggle for freedom, belonging, and a voice…

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Sue on Twitter

September 19, 2011

Sue will forge a new connection with readers in the coming weeks by launching her official Twitter account, @suemonkkidd. Follow Sue for thoughts on her work, writing, and creativity, as well as for book recommendations, quotes, appearances, updates, reader/author Q & A’s, and other relevant news. Coming soon: a series of tweets about The Secret…

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