Books by Sue Monk Kidd

Sue Monk Kidd is the bestselling author of The Secret Life of Bees and several acclaimed memoirs. The Secret Life of Bees was chosen as the Booksense Book of the Year for paperback and Kidd is the recipient of numerous awards, including a Poets & Writers


THE INVENTION OF WINGS by Sue Monk Kidd
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"Kidd's portrait of white slave-owning Southerners is all the more harrowing for showing them as morally complicated, while she gives Handful the dignity of being not simply a victim, but a strong, imperfect woman."
Kidd (The Mermaid Chair, 2005, etc.) hits her stride and avoids sentimental revisionism with this historical novel about the relationship between a slave and the daughter of slave owners in antebellum Charleston. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 8, 2009

"A touching rapprochement between mother and daughter, but much of the writing is murky and both narratives sound curiously alike—won't deter the many fans of Mom, however."
The New Age odyssey of bestselling author Kidd (The Mermaid Chair, 2005, etc.) and her daughter Ann. Read full book review >
THE MERMAID CHAIR by Sue Monk Kidd
Released: April 5, 2005

"Bestselling Kidd (The Secret Life of Bees (2002) has a gift for language, but the saccharine aftertaste won't go away."
According to Kidd's follow-up to The Secret Life of Bees, there's nothing like a little soulful adultery to get an anemic marriage back on track. Read full book review >
THE SECRET LIFE OF BEES by Sue Monk Kidd
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 14, 2002

"Despite some dark moments, more honey than vinegar."
A wonderfully written debut that rather scants its subject of loss and discovery—a young girl searching for the truth about her dead mother—in favor of a feminist fable celebrating the company of women and the ties between that mothers and daughters. Read full book review >