- The Secret Life of Bees 18,724 copies, 451 reviews
- The Mermaid Chair 5,175 copies, 149 reviews
- The Dance of the Dissident Daughter: A Woman's Journey from Christian… 762 copies, 14 reviews
- Traveling with pomegranates 453 copies, 27 reviews
- When the Heart Waits: Spiritual Direction for Life's Sacred Questions… 356 copies, 1 review
- Firstlight: The Early Inspirational Writings of Sue Monk Kidd 144 copies, 1 review
- God's Joyful Surprise: Finding Yourself Loved 106 copies
- The Invention of Wings: A Novel 19 copies, 1 review
- Love's Hidden Blessings: God Can Touch Your Life When You Least Expect It 14 copies
- All Things Are Possible 9 copies
- 2 Books By Sue Monk Kidd (The Secret Life of Bees, The Mermaid Chair) 7 copies
- Schmetterlingszeit: Mein Weg zum Glück 3 copies
- Soft and Hard 1 copy
- The Chickens 1 copy
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Sue Monk Kidd | The Invention of Wings
Sue Monk Kidd
7PM THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 13 Sue Monk Kidd
: The Invention of Wings
New York Times bestseller Sue Monk Kidd
, the author of The Secret Life of Bees
(which spent more than two years on the bestseller lists and was adapted to a critically-acclaimed film starring Queen Latifah), visits with her new novel The Invention of Wings
Hetty "Handful" Grimke, an urban slave in early nineteenth century Charleston, yearns for life beyond the walls that enclose her within the wealthy Grimke household. The Grimke's daughter, Sarah, has known from an early age she is meant for more, but she is hemmed in by the limits imposed on women. On Sarah's eleventh birthday, she is given ownership of ten year old Handful, who is to be her handmaid.The Invention of Wings follows their journey over the next thirty-five years, as both strive for a life of their own. Handful will endure loss and sorrow, finding courage and a sense of self in the process. Sarah will experience betrayal and unrequited love before leaving Charleston to find her place alongside early pioneers in the abolition and women's rights movements. Inspired by the historical figure of Sarah Grimke, Kidd goes beyond the record to flesh out the lives of all of her characters, both real and invented, in the era of abolition and suffrage.
EVENT DETAILS TICKET (admits two) is free when you purchase The Invention of Wings from Changing Hands Bookstore. Letter groups (printed on top of ticket) will be called at 6pm to fill seats and designated standing room. If available, seating and standing room opens to those without tickets at 6:45pm. Space cannot be guaranteed for late arrivals. Booksigning line forms by assigned letter group after the presentation. Those without tickets may get their books signed after ticket-holders, if time allows. Event details may be subject to unannounced changes. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Sue Monk Kidd is the award-winning and bestselling author of the novels The Secret Life of Bees and The Mermaid Chair. The Secret Life of Bees was adapted to film by Fox Searchlight in 2008 and starred Dakota Fanning, Jennifer Hudson, and Queen Latifah. The film won awards for "Favorite Movie Drama" and "Favorite Independent Movie" at the 35th People's Choice Awards, seven NAACP Image Award nominations, and won the Image Award for "Outstanding Motion Picture." Kidd is also the author of several acclaimed memoirs, including the New York Times bestseller Traveling with Pomegranates, written with her daughter Ann Kidd Taylor. She lives in Florida.
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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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