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Kidd, Sue Monk

Overview
Works: 96 works in 621 publications in 19 languages and 35,957 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Biography  Historical fiction  Biographical fiction  Drama  Religious fiction  Film adaptations  History  Motion picture plays 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Creator, Contributor, Narrator
Classifications: PS3611.I44, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Sue Monk Kidd
The secret life of bees by Sue Monk Kidd( Book )

187 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in 18 languages and held by 8,189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in South Carolina in 1964, [this book] 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 sisters who introduce Lily to a mesmerizing world of bees, honey, and the Black Madonna who presides over their household. This is a remarkable story about divine female power and the transforming power of love--a story that women will share and pass on to their daughters for years to come.-Back cover
The mermaid chair by Sue Monk Kidd( Book )

95 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in 17 languages and held by 5,518 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jessie Sullivan is summoned home to tiny Egret Island, where she meets Brother Thomas, a monk who is about to take his final vows, and encounters the legend of a mysterious chair dedicated to a saint who had originally been a mermaid
The invention of wings by Sue Monk Kidd( Book )

37 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 4,238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The story follows Hetty "Handful" Grimke, a Charleston slave, and Sarah, the daughter of the wealthy Grimke family. The novel begins on Sarah's eleventh birthday, when she is given ownership over Handful, who is to be her handmaid. "The Invention of Wings" follows the next thirty-five years of their lives. Inspired in part by the historical figure of Sarah Grimke (a feminist, suffragist and, importantly, an abolitionist), Kidd allows herself to go beyond the record to flesh out the inner lives of all the characters, both real and imagined"--
The secret life of bees a novel by Sue Monk Kidd( Recording )

36 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and held by 2,604 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the summer of 1964 in rural South Carolina, a young girl is given a home by three black, beekeeping sisters. As she enters their mesmerizing secret world of bees and honey, she discovers a place where she can find the single thing her heart longs for most
The mermaid chair by Sue Monk Kidd( Recording )

21 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 1,668 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inside the abbey of a Benedictine monastery on tiny Egret Island, just off the coast of South Carolina, resides a beautiful and mysterious chair ornately carved with mermaids and dedicated to a saint who, legend claims, was a mermaid before her conversion. Jessie Sullivan's conventional life has been "molded to the smallest space possible." So when she is called home to cope with her mother's startling and enigmatic act of violence, Jessie finds herself relieved to be apart from her husband, Hugh. Jessie loves Hugh, but on Egret Island-- amid the gorgeous marshlands and tidal creeks--she becomes drawn to Brother Thomas, a monk who is mere months from taking his final vows. What transpires will unlock the roots of her mother's tormented past, but most of all, as Jessie grapples with the tension of desire and the struggle to deny it, she will find a freedom that feels overwhelmingly right
The invention of wings by Sue Monk Kidd( Recording )

12 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1,504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On Sarah's eleventh birthday, she is given ownership of ten-year-old Handful, who is to be her handmaid. We follow their remarkable journeys over the next 35 years, as both strive for a life of their own, dramatically shaping each other's destinies and forming a complex relationship marked by guilt, defiance, estrangement and the uneasy ways of love
Firstlight : early inspirational writings by Sue Monk Kidd( Book )

10 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 1,235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Draws largely from the author's early writings for "Guideposts," featuring inspirational stories and essays that reflect various aspects of Monk's early writing career and quest for spiritual awareness
Firstlight [the early inspirational writings] by Sue Monk Kidd( Recording )

9 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 658 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In every life there are defining moments when one's heart begins to open, when the realization of who one is begins to dawn. These moments may be huge--or they may be small and subtle. But each leaves a person forever changed. In the book, bestselling author Sue Monk Kidd invites listeners to accompany her as she reveals many of her own first--and invitation she hopes will help point listeners to their own moments of awakening
When the heart waits : spiritual direction for life's sacred questions by Sue Monk Kidd( Book )

10 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in English and German and held by 479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author describes her passionate and moving tale of spiritual crisis
La vida secreta de las abejas [novela] by Sue Monk Kidd( Recording )

8 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in Spanish and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fourteen-year-old Lily Owens lost her beloved mother when she was only four under tragic circumstances clouded by time and secrecy. Later, she found a fiercely protective surrogate in her abusive father's outspoken housekeeper, Rosaleen. Ignoring differences in age and color as well as the racial hatred that seethed during the summer of 1964 in rural South Carolina, these two unlikely companions set off on a seemingly aimless pilgrimage
Mei ren yu de yi zi by Sue Monk Kidd( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in Chinese and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inside the abbey of a Benedictine monastery on tiny Egret Island, just off the coast of South Carolina, resides a beautiful and mysterious chair ornately carved with mermaids and dedicated to a saint who, legend claims, was a mermaid before her conversion. Jessie Sullivan's conventional life has been "molded to the smallest space possible." So when she is called home to cope with her mother's startling and enigmatic act of violence, Jessie finds herself relieved to be apart from her husband, Hugh. Jessie loves Hugh, but on Egret Island-- amid the gorgeous marshlands and tidal creeks--she becomes drawn to Brother Thomas, a monk who is mere months from taking his final vows. What transpires will unlock the roots of her mother's tormented past, but most of all, as Jessie grapples with the tension of desire and the struggle to deny it, she will find a freedom that feels overwhelmingly right
God's joyful surprise : finding yourself loved by Sue Monk Kidd( Book )

6 editions published between 1987 and 1990 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays deal with acceptance, positive attitude, meditation, prayer, Bible reading, and leading a religious life
The secret life of bees by Gina Prince-Bythewood( Visual )

10 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To escape her lonely life and troubled relationship with her father, a 14-year-old girl flees to a South carolina town that holds the secret to her mother's past. Taken in by an intelligent and independent trio of sisters, she finds solace in their mesmerizing world of beekeeping, honey, and the Black Madonna
Mi feng de mi mi sheng huo by Sue Monk Kidd( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in Chinese and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After her "stand-in mother," a bold black woman named Rosaleen, insults the three biggest racists in town, Lily Owens joins Rosaleen on a journey to Tiburon, South Carolina, where they are taken in by three black, beekeeping sisters
All things are possible by Sue Monk Kidd( Book )

2 editions published between 1988 and 1998 in Undetermined and English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The dance of the dissident daughter : a woman's journey from Christian tradition to the sacred feminine by Sue Monk Kidd( Book )

7 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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 Kidd For 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 freedom she experienced on the path toward the wholeness that many women have lost in the church. From a jarring encounter with sexism in a suburban drugstore, to monastery retreats and to rituals in the caves of Crete, she reveals a new level of feminine spiritual consciousness for all women' one that retains a meaningful connection with the "deep song of Christianity," embraces the sacredness of ordinary women's experience, and has the power to transform in the most positive ways every fundamental relationship in a woman's life' her marriage, her career, and her religion. This Plus edition paperback includes a recent interview with the author conducted by the book's editor Michael Maudlin
Eilandgeheimen by Sue Monk Kidd( )

1 edition published in 2007 in Dutch and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een getrouwde Amerikaanse komt er door een onverwachte verliefdheid achter wat voor haar in het leven belangrijk is
Traveling with pomegranates : a mother-daughter story by Sue Monk Kidd( Book )

7 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and German and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ein bewegendes Plädoyer für die Kunst des Reisens Sue Monk Kidd hat mit ihren Romanen "Die Bienenhüterin" und "Die Meerfrau" Millionen Leser weltweit begeistert. Mit "Granatapfeljahre" legt sie ihr bislang persönlichstes Buch vor. Gemeinsam mit ihrer Tochter Ann erzählt sie von ihren inspirierenden Reisen durch Griechenland. Sue steckte in einer Krise: Sie hatte Probleme mit dem Älterwerden, fühlte sich ausgelaugt. Und auch Ann, gerade frisch von ihrem Freund getrennt, den College-Abschluss in der Tasche, wollte ihr Leben neu ausrichten. Gemeinsam brachen die beiden Frauen auf in das Land der Granatäpfel - einer Frucht, die seit jeher für Leben und Fruchtbarkeit steht. Dieses Buch ist mehr als ein Reisebericht: Es ist eine Suche nach dem Glück, ein Plädoyer für die Weiblichkeit, das Zeugnis einer tiefen Mutter-Tochter-Verbindung. Es gibt uns ein Rezept an die Hand, wie wir den Weg zu uns selbst am besten beschreiten. Es handelt vom Glück, unterwegs zu sein
Czarne skrzydła by Sue Monk Kidd( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in Polish and English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the day by Sue Monk Kidd( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Kida, Sjū Monka

Kʻidŭ, Su Mong

Monk Kidd, Sue

Monk-Kidd, Sue 1948-

Monka Kida, Sjū

Sue Monk Kidd écrivain américaine

Sue Monk Kidd scrittrice statunitense

Sue Monk Kidd US-amerikanische Schriftstellerin

Сю Монк Кид

מונק קיד, סו

קיד, סו מונק

キッド, スー・モンク

スー・モンク・キッド

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The mermaid chairThe secret life of bees a novelThe mermaid chairFirstlight : early inspirational writingsFirstlight [the early inspirational writings]When the heart waits : spiritual direction for life's sacred questionsLa vida secreta de las abejas [novela]Mei ren yu de yi zi