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Kidd, Sue Monk

Overview
Works: 143 works in 542 publications in 9 languages and 32,767 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Religious fiction  Biography  Drama  Film adaptations  Historical fiction  Biographical fiction  History 
Roles: Bibliographic antecedent, Creator
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 )
97 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 7,743 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 )
47 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 5,263 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 ( Book )
12 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 2,474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Hetty 'Handful' Grimke, an urban slave in early nineteenth century Charleston, yearns for life beyond the suffocating walls that enclose her within the wealthy Grimke household. The Grimke's daughter, Sarah, has known from an early age she is meant to do something large in the world, but she is hemmed in by the limits imposed on women. The novel is set in motion on Sarah's eleventh birthday, when she is given ownership of ten year old Handful, who is to be her handmaid. We follow their remarkable journeys over the next thirty five 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. As the stories build to a riveting climax, Handful will endure loss and sorrow, finding courage and a sense of self in the process. Sarah will experience crushed hopes, betrayal, unrequited love, and ostracism before leaving Charleston to find her place alongside her fearless younger sister, Angelina, as one of the early pioneers in the abolition and women's rights movements. Inspired by the historical figure of Sarah Grimke, the author goes beyond the record to flesh out the rich interior lives of all of her characters, both real and invented, including Handful's cunning mother, Charlotte, who courts danger in her search for something better. This novel looks with unswerving eyes at a devastating wound in American history, through women whose struggles for liberation, empowerment, and expression will leave no reader unmoved. -- Publisher's description
The secret life of bees a novel by Sue Monk Kidd ( Recording )
27 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and held by 2,030 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 )
16 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 1,695 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
Firstlight : early inspirational writings by Sue Monk Kidd ( Book )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1,072 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
The secret life of bees by Sue Monk Kidd ( Recording )
6 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 624 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Unabridged
Firstlight [the early inspirational writings] by Sue Monk Kidd ( Recording )
6 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 584 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
La vida secreta de las abejas by Sue Monk Kidd ( Book )
10 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in Spanish and held by 502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This is the Spanish text edition of the New York Times best selling novel, "The Secret Life of Bees". It is a beautifully written, coming of age story, set in rural South Carolina in 1964 against the back drop of the civil rights movement. It is the touching story of a young white girl, fourteen year old Lily Owens, whose mother died in a tragic accident when Lily was about four. Lily lives with her father, a harsh man with whom no love is lost, on a peach farm outside Sylvan, South Carolina. Her mother's death stands between them
When the heart waits : spiritual direction for life's sacred questions by Sue Monk Kidd ( Book )
4 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in English and held by 484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The author describes her passionate and moving tale of spiritual crisis
The invention of wings by Sue Monk Kidd ( Recording )
4 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On Sarah's eleventh birthday, when she is given ownership of ten year old Handful, who is to be her handmaid. We follow their remarkable journeys over the next thirty five 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
The invention of wings by Sue Monk Kidd ( Recording )
4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 281 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
La vida secreta de las abejas [novela] by Sue Monk Kidd ( Recording )
8 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in Spanish and held by 255 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
Eilandgeheimen by Sue Monk Kidd ( Book )
3 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in Dutch and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Een getrouwde Amerikaanse komt er door een onverwachte verliefdheid achter wat voor haar in het leven belangrijk is
Firstlight : the early inspirational writings of Sue Monk Kidd by Sue Monk Kidd ( Book )
4 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 149 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
Ver van huis by Sue Monk Kidd ( Book )
3 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in Dutch and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Een 14-jarig meisje ontvlucht in het South Carolina van de jaren zestig haar tirannieke vader en gaat op zoek naar informatie over haar overleden moeder
Firstlight [the early inspirational writings] by Sue Monk Kidd ( Recording )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mei ren yu de yi zi by Sue Monk Kidd ( Book )
2 editions published in 2007 in Chinese and held by 50 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
La vita segreta delle api by Sue Monk Kidd ( Book )
6 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in Italian and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Coming-of-age story set in South Carolina in 1964
Le secret des abeilles : roman by Sue Monk Kidd ( Book )
13 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in French and English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Analyse : Roman psychologique (formation). Roman de société
 
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Alternative Names
Kida, Sjū Monka
Kʻidŭ, Su Mong
Monk Kidd, Sue
Monk-Kidd, Sue 1948-
Monka Kida, Sjū
מונק קיד, סו
קיד, סו מונק
キッド, スー・モンク
Languages
English (304)
Spanish (19)
French (11)
German (6)
Italian (6)
Dutch (6)
Chinese (2)
Korean (2)
Multiple languages (1)
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