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Kidd, Sue Monk

Overview
Works: 163 works in 1,094 publications in 22 languages and 38,718 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Biographical fiction  Bildungsromans  Historical fiction  Religious fiction  Romance fiction  Biographies  Drama  Autobiographies 
Roles: Author, Narrator, Bibliographic antecedent, Creator, Contributor
Classifications: PS3611.I44, 813.54
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The secret life of bees by Sue Monk Kidd( Book )

209 editions published between 2000 and 2020 in 20 languages and held by 8,329 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 invention of wings by Sue Monk Kidd( Book )

119 editions published between 2014 and 2019 in 15 languages and held by 5,795 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 mermaid chair by Sue Monk Kidd( Book )

125 editions published between 2002 and 2017 in 18 languages and held by 5,392 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 secret life of bees : a novel by Sue Monk Kidd( Recording )

62 editions published between 2001 and 2020 in English and held by 2,361 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 book of longings by Sue Monk Kidd( Book )

17 editions published in 2020 in English and German and held by 1,769 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Raised in a wealthy family in Sepphoris with ties to the ruler of Galilee, Ana is rebellious and ambitious, a relentless seeker with a brilliant, curious mind and a daring spirit. She yearns for a pursuit worthy of her life, but finds no outlet for her considerable talents. Defying the expectations placed on women, she engages in furtive scholarly pursuits and writes secret narratives about neglected and silenced women. When she meets the eighteen-year-old Jesus, each is drawn to and enriched by the other's spiritual and philosophical ideas. He becomes a floodgate for her intellect, but also the awakener of her heart. Their marriage unfolds with love and conflict, humor and pathos in Nazareth, where Ana makes a home with Jesus, his brothers, James and Simon, and their mother, Mary. Here, Ana's pent-up longings intensify amid the turbulent resistance to the Roman occupation of Israel, partially led by her charismatic adopted brother, Judas. She is sustained by her indomitable aunt Yaltha, who is searching for her long-lost daughter, as well as by other women, including her friend Tabitha, who is sold into slavery after she was raped, and Phasaelis, the shrewd wife of Herod Antipas. Ana's impetuous streak occasionally invites danger. When one such foray forces her to flee Nazareth for her safety shortly before Jesus's public ministry begins, she makes her way with Yaltha to Alexandria, where she eventually finds refuge and purpose in unexpected surroundings."--Provided by publisher
The invention of wings by Sue Monk Kidd( Recording )

45 editions published between 2002 and 2017 in English and held by 1,757 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
The mermaid chair by Sue Monk Kidd( Recording )

28 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 1,440 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 )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 991 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 book of longings by Sue Monk Kidd( Recording )

16 editions published in 2020 in English and held by 529 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Raised in a wealthy family in Sepphoris with ties to the ruler of Galilee, Ana is rebellious and ambitious, a relentless seeker with a brilliant, curious mind and a daring spirit. She yearns for a pursuit worthy of her life, but finds no outlet for her considerable talents. Defying the expectations placed on women, she engages in furtive scholarly pursuits and writes secret narratives about neglected and silenced women. When she meets the eighteen-year-old Jesus, each is drawn to and enriched by the other's spiritual and philosophical ideas. He becomes a floodgate for her intellect, but also the awakener of her heart. Their marriage unfolds with love and conflict, humor and pathos in Nazareth, where Ana makes a home with Jesus, his brothers, James and Simon, and their mother, Mary. Here, Ana's pent-up longings intensify amid the turbulent resistance to the Roman occupation of Israel, partially led by her charismatic adopted brother, Judas. She is sustained by her indomitable aunt Yaltha, who is searching for her long-lost daughter, as well as by other women, including her friend Tabitha, who is sold into slavery after she was raped, and Phasaelis, the shrewd wife of Herod Antipas. Ana's impetuous streak occasionally invites danger. When one such foray forces her to flee Nazareth for her safety shortly before Jesus's public ministry begins, she makes her way with Yaltha to Alexandria, where she eventually finds refuge and purpose in unexpected surroundings"--Provided by publisher
When the heart waits : spiritual direction for life's sacred questions by Sue Monk Kidd( Book )

8 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in English and held by 459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author describes her passionate and moving tale of spiritual crisis
Firstlight : [the early inspirational writings] by Sue Monk Kidd( Recording )

7 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 306 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. The author invites listeners to accompany her as she reveals many of her own firsts--an invitation she hopes will help point listeners to their own moments of awakening
La vida secreta de las abejas : [novela] by Sue Monk Kidd( )

18 editions published between 2003 and 2016 in Spanish and held by 273 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
Firstlight : the early inspirational writings by Sue Monk Kidd( Recording )

4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sue Monk Kidd reveals the defining moments in her life that have taught her how to love others and herself
Firstlight : the early inspirational writings of Sue Monk Kidd by Sue Monk Kidd( Book )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The bestselling author offers readers an intimate glimpse into the early years of her journey as both writer and spiritual seeker. This selection of personal reflections and essays is organized around 13 spiritual motifs that creates a narrative of the authors spiritual awakening
God's joyful surprise : finding yourself loved by Sue Monk Kidd( Book )

14 editions published between 1987 and 2017 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays deal with acceptance, positive attitude, meditation, prayer, Bible reading, and leading a religious life
La vita segreta delle api by Sue Monk Kidd( Book )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2017 in Italian and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

South Carolina, 1964. Lily Owens, quattordici anni, cresce con il padre violento e l'amatissima governante nera, generosa ed estroversa. Quando, cercando di sapere qualcosa sulla madre, morta durante l'infanzia della protagonista, Lily fugge di casa, ad accompagnarla sarà proprio la governante che, insieme ad altre due straordinarie donne, inizierà la ragazza ai segreti dell'apicoltura. E in quel mondo di api e di miele, scandito dai ritmi della natura, Lily troverà finalmente una nuova e più serena realtà, rischiarata dall'affetto e dalla tolleranza
Le secret des abeilles : roman by Sue Monk Kidd( Book )

10 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in French and English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analyse : Roman psychologique (formation). Roman de société
The dance of the dissident daughter : a woman's journey from Christian tradition to the sacred feminine by Sue Monk Kidd( )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2016 in English and held by 42 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
Mei ren yu de yi zi by Qi de( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in Chinese and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The secret life of bees by Gina Prince-Bythewood( Visual )

12 editions published between 2008 and 2019 in English and Undetermined and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Civil rights era coming-of-age drama. Set in South Carolina in 1964, this is the tale of Lily Owens, a white 14 year-old girl who is haunted by the memory of her late mother. To escape her lonely life and troubled relationship with her father, Lily flees with Rosaleen, her caregiver and only friend, to a South Carolina town that holds the secret to her mother's past. Taken in by the intelligent and independent Boatwright sisters, Lily finds solace in their mesmerizing world of beekeeping, and learns about love and sisterhood
 
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The secret life of bees
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The mermaid chairThe secret life of bees : a novelThe mermaid chairFirstlight : early inspirational writingsWhen the heart waits : spiritual direction for life's sacred questionsFirstlight : [the early inspirational writings]La vida secreta de las abejas : [novela]Firstlight : the early inspirational writings
Alternative Names
Kida, Sjū Monka

Kidd S.M.

Kʻidŭ, Su Mong

Monk Kidd, Sue

Monk-Kidd, Sue 1948-

Monka Kida, Sjū

Sue Monk Kidd Amerikaans romanschrijfster

Sue Monk Kidd écrivain américaine

Sue Monk Kidd scrittrice statunitense

Sue Monk Kidd US-amerikanische Schriftstellerin

Сю Монк Кид

מונק קיד, סו

סו מונק קיד

קיד, סו מונק

سو مانک کید

سو مونك كيد

سومانک کید نویسنده و رمان‌نویس آمریکایی

키드, 수 몽 1948-

키드, 수 몽크 1948-

キッド, スー・モンク

スー・モンク・キッド

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