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									Sue Monk KiddSue Monk Kidd
Already the author of two widely acclaimed nonfiction books, The Dance of the Dissident Daughter and When the Heart Waits, Sue Monk Kidd broke into blockbuster bestselling territory with her first novel, the book-club favorite The Secret Life of Bees.

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Name:
Sue Monk Kidd
Current Home:
Charleston, South Carolina
Place of Birth:
Atlanta, Georgia
Education:
B.S., Texas Christian University, 1970
Awards:
Poets and Writers Award; Katherine Anne Porter Award

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Kidd's Latest Novel

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								The Mermaid Chair, Author: 
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The Mermaid Chair
by Sue Monk Kidd
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. When Jessie Sullivan discovers the chair, her life begins to change....

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								The Dance of the Dissident Daughter: A Woman's Journey from Christian Tradition to the Sacred Feminine, Author: 
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*  When the Heart Waits (1990)
*  Love's Hidden Blessings (1990)
*  All Things Are Possible (1991)
*  The Dance of the Dissident Daughter (1996)
*  The Secret Life of Bees: A Novel (2002)
*  The Mermaid Chair (2005)

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The Breakout Book

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								The Secret Life of Bees:  A Novel, Author: 
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The Secret Life of Bees: A Novel
by Sue Monk Kidd
A poignant coming-of-age story set in the early 1960s, Sue Monk Kidd's The Secret Life of Bees is the story of a young girl who sets off on a quest for self-discovery -- finding peace in the least likely of places. "What a splendid novel! It's wonderfully thoughtful and sensitive and compulsively readable," raves fellow author Susan Isaacs.

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From Page to Stage

The American Place Theater presented The Secret Life of Bees on stage in New York City in April 2004. The evening was a Gala Benefit featuring a one-woman performance by Denise Wilbanks, adapted and directed by Wynn Handman. Costumes were designed by Academy Award winning costume designer Ann Roth, and Kidd was presented with the Literature To Life award from American Place Theatre during the event.