Hello Everyone:
Literary phenomenon Sue Monk Kidd has enjoyed a busy writing career since the release of her first novel, The Secret Life of Bees. With her latest book, The Invention of Wings, being named as the latest selection for Oprah’s Book Club 2.0, Sue’s success shows no signs of abating. So what does the best-selling author do to find peace?  Watch as Sue describes the calming practice that soothes her soul, and hear what motivates her to keep writing.
Sue Monk Kidd & Oprah Winfrey
“Morning rituals that calm the soul”_April 13, 2014 
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Writing at the height of her narrative and imaginative gifts, Sue Monk Kidd presents a masterpiece of hope, daring, the quest for freedom, and the desire to have a voice in the world.

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.


  • God’s Joyful Surprise, 1988
  • When the Heart Waits, 1990
  • The Dance of the Dissident Daughter, 1996
  • The Secret Life of Bees , 2002 (6 million sold)
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Will Smith & Jada Pinkett Smith, producers
  • The Mermaid Chair, 2005
  • Firstlight: The Early Inspirational Writings of Sue Monk Kidd, 2006
  • Traveling with Pomegranates: A Mother-Daughter Story (with Ann Kidd Taylor). Viking, 2009
  • The Invention of Wings, 2014 [Mother’s Day gift idea – May 11th]
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