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Northshire Women Read
Northshire Bookstore, Wednesday, September 3 at 6pm
The Northshire Women Read group will meet at The Inn at Manchester on Wednesday September 3rd at 6pm for a discussion of The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd.

If you are a member of this reading group, please stop by The Northshire Bookstore to pick up your reserved copy of this title (and receive a 20% discount)

Our reading group is currently filled with enthusiastic readers and not taking any new members, but we would love to invite you to join us at a later date. Please email Amy apalmer@northshire.com to join a waiting list

Location: Street: The Inn At Manchester Additional: 3967 Main Street City: Manchester Center, Province: Vermont Postal Code: 05255 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Sue Monk Kidd was born in Albany, Georgia and raised in the tiny town of Sylvester, Georgia, a place that later deeply influenced the writing of her first novel. Her original career was as a nurse and nursing instructor. Her first published book was God's Joyful Surprise (1988), a spiritual memoir. In 1996, she published another memoir, The Dance of the Dissident Daughter, which had a groundbreaking effect within religious circles.
In her 40s, she decided to return to her earlier fiction writing, and enrolled in a graduate writing course at Emory University, as well as studying at Sewanee, Bread Loaf and other writers' conferences. She wrote and published short stories in small literary journals for which she won several awards. Her first novel The Secret Life of Bees (2002) became a major hit, selling more than 6 million copies and spending more than 2½ years on the New York Times bestseller list. It was also published in 35 countries and is now widely used as a text in high school and college classrooms. The Secret Life of Bees was produced on stage in New York by The American Place Theater and adapted into a movie in 2008.
Sue's second novel, The Mermaid Chair (2005) sold nearly 2 million copies and was #1 on the New York Times bestseller list. It has been translated into 24 languages and was produced as a television movie by Lifetime.
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