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Sue Monk Kidd

Full Name: Sue Monk Kidd
Gender: Female
Hometown: Sylvester, Georgia, USA
Born: 1948-08-12
Number of Works: 13
Sue Monk Kidd was born in the small city of Sylvester in Georgia. She felt the pull to write as a child, but because of the attitudes in the South during her youth, she only took to writing aound the age of thirty. She started with spiritual and religious texts, about Christianity, and only began writing fiction when she was in her forties. She began working on her first novel, The Secret Life of Bees, in 1997 and it was published in 2002 by Viking, to instant acclaim. It has sold more than 4.5 million copies, been over two years on the New York Times bestseller list and been translated into more than 23 languages.

Her second novel, The Mermaid Chair, was published in 2005, and has been a great success as well. In 2006, a collection of Kidd's early, spiritual and religious writings was published, called Firstlight.

Kidd's now working on a new novel, and lives with her husband Sandy and their black lab Lily near Charleston, South Carolina.

ISBN: 0142001740, 9780142001745
Keywords: bees, life, secret
Pages: 302
Published: 2002
  • Rating: 80%

Sue Monk Kidd's ravishing debut novel has stolen the hearts of reviewers and readers alike with its strong, assured voice. Set in South Carolina in 1964, The Secret Life of Bees tells the story of Lily Owens, whose life has been shaped around the blurred memory of the afternoon her mother was killed. When Lily's fierce-hearted "stand-in mother," Rosaleen, insults three of the town's fiercest racists, Lily decides they should both escape to Tiburon, South Carolina--a town that holds the secret to her mother's past. There they are taken in by an eccentric trio of black beekeeping siste
ISBN: 0143036696, 9780143036692
Keywords: chair, mermaid
Pages: 368
Published: 2005
  • Rating: 60%

Sue Monk Kidd's phenomenal debut, The Secret Life of Bees, became a runaway bestseller that is still on the New York Times bestseller list more than two years after its paperback publication. Now, in her luminous new novel, Kidd has woven a transcendent tale that will thrill her legion of fans. Telling the story of Jessie Sullivan-a love story between a woman and a monk, a woman and her husband, and ultimately a woman and her own soul-Kidd charts a journey of awakening and self-discovery illuminated with a brilliance that only a writer of her ability could conjure.
ISBN: 0670021202, 9780670021208
Keywords: story, daughter, mother, pomegranates, traveling
Pages: 282
Published: 2009
  • Rating: 60%

An introspective and beautiful dual memoir by the #1 New York Times bestselling novelist and her daughterSue Monk Kidd has touched millions of readers with her novels The Secret Life of Bees and The Mermaid Chair and with her acclaimed nonfiction. In this intimate dual memoir, she and her daughter, Ann, offer distinct perspectives as a fifty-something and a twenty-something, each on a quest to redefine herself and to rediscover each other. Between 1998 and 2000, Sue and Ann travel throughout Greece and France. Sue, coming to grips with aging, caught in a creative vacuum, longing to reconnect w
ISBN: 006064589X, 9780060645892
Keywords: daughter, dissident, dance
Pages: 238
Published: 1996
  • Rating: 80%

"I was amazed to find that I had no idea how to unfold my spiritual life in a feminine way. I was surprised, and, in fact, a little terrified, when I found myself in the middle of a feminist spiritual reawakening." ––Sue Monk KiddFor years, Sue Monk Kidd was a conventionally religious woman. Then, in the late 1980s, Kidd experienced an unexpected awakening, and began a journey toward a feminine spirituality. With the exceptional storytelling skills that have helped make her name, author of When the Heart Waits tells her very personal story of the fear, anger, healing, and
ISBN: 0061144894, 9780061144899
Keywords: waits, heart
Pages: 240
Published: 1990
  • Rating: 80%

I stood at the window watching the cocoon, which hung in the winter air like an upside–down question mark. That was the moment... I understood. Really understood. Crisis, change, all the myriad upheavals that blister the spirit and leave us groping– they aren't voices simply of pain but also of creativity. And if we would only listen, we might hear such times beckoning us to a season of waiting, to the place of fertile emptiness. Blending her own experiences with an intimate grasp of contemplative spirituality, Sue Monk Kidd relates the passionate and moving tale of her spiritual crisis a
ISBN: 0824947061, 9780824947064
Keywords: monk, kidd, sue, writings, inspirational, firstlight
Pages: 240
Published: 2006
  • Rating: 80%

From the bestselling author of The Secret Life of Bees comes a thoughtful, revelatory book of writings on self and spirit Before she won an international readership with her novels, Sue Monk Kidd was best known for her smart, passionate spiritual writings. Now many of those early stories and essays (most of which first appeared in Guideposts) are collected in one volume, organized around thirteen spiritual motifs. In Firstlight, Kidd charts her emergence as a writer and seeker; reflects on her roles as wife, mother, daughter, nurse, and artist; and assesses what she has learned in settings as
ISBN: 0060645814, 9780060645816
Keywords: yourself, loved, finding, surprise, joyful, god
Pages: 272
Published: 1987
  • Rating: 80%

This delightful new book makes an important statement about devotion to God rather than activity. Strands of humor and warmth woven throughout make it a joy to read from beginning to end.
ISBN: 0837818141, 9780837818146
Keywords: possible, things
Pages: 60
Published: 1988
  • Rating: 80%