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Sue Monk Kidd

Auteur de Le secret des abeilles

22+ oeuvres 44,298 utilisateurs 1,231 critiques 55 Favoris

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Sue Monk Kidd was born in Sylvester, Georgia on August 12, 1948. She received a B.S. in nursing from Texas Christian University in 1970 and worked throughout her twenties as a registered nurse and college nursing instructor. She got her start in writing at the age of 30 when a personal essay she afficher plus wrote for a writing class was published in Guideposts and reprinted in Reader's Digest. She went on to become a contributing editor at Guideposts and a freelancer. She primarily writes non-fiction, but is best known for her novel, The Secret Life of Bees, which won the 2004 Book Sense Paperback book of the Year. The book was made into a movie in 2008. Her other works include God's Joyful Surprise, When the Heart Waits, The Dance of the Dissident Daughter, Firstlight, and Traveling with Pomegranates: A Mother-Daughter Story. The Mermaid Chair won the 2005 Quill Award for General Fiction and was adapted into a television movie by Lifetime. Sue's title, The Invention of Wings, was selected as the Oprah Book Club 2.0 read in January, 2014. This title also made The New York Times Best Seller List. (Bowker Author Biography) afficher moins

Œuvres de Sue Monk Kidd

Oeuvres associées

New Seeds of Contemplation (1961) — Introduction, quelques éditions2,228 exemplaires
The Secret Life of Bees [2008 film] (2002) — Original book — 154 exemplaires
Hungry Hearts: Essays on Courage, Desire, and Belonging (2021) — Contributeur — 30 exemplaires
Második esély (2005) 1 exemplaire


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Date de naissance
Lieu de naissance
Albany, Georgia, USA
Lieux de résidence
Sylvester, Georgia, USA
Charleston, South Carolina, USA
Florida, USA
Texas Christian University(B.S. ∙ 1970)
Emory University
short story writer
Taylor, Ann Kidd (daughter)
William Morris Agency
Courte biographie
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.



2 stelle per il libro perchè, se la storia è verosimile, la protagonista non lo è minimamente e tutti i personaggi sono troppo incasellati e senza la minima crescita mentale ed emotiva nell'arco di 30 anni

una stella in più per la ricerca sul periodo storico e la scorrevolezza
LLonaVahine | 59 autres critiques | May 22, 2024 |
3.5 stars. Very well written; the playing off of the two women's voices in alternating really worked. I had no idea this was based on real people until I read the afterword.
Abcdarian | 320 autres critiques | May 18, 2024 |
What if Jesus had married? What would his life would have been like during the years before his ministry? What would his wife been like? In this novel, Ana, his fictional wife is a feminist writer. Her longing to express herself is supported by Jesus. She writes about the matriarchs of the bible, as well as many other codex.
The imagining of a wife for Jesus may seem a sacrilege to some, but the author is never sacrligious. It an interesting imagining of a possibility that I fell, should not be ruled out.… (plus d'informations)
Chrissylou62 | 59 autres critiques | Apr 11, 2024 |
A couple of friends recommended this book, so it went on my list. When I read the premise, I tensed up a little, because the treatment of “Jesus: the Lost Years” has the potential to be dicey. I am a Christian, so this is of course a sacred topic (in general and for me personally). But I’ve also read Lamb by Christopher Moore and enjoyed it despite the irreverence, so… y’know, it could go either way.

I really did enjoy the story. The narrative provides what seems to be a historically accurate representation of daily life during the era of Christ, both the beautiful and the horrific.

It is hard to look objectively at this book as a work of fiction only and not to draw comparisons to scripture, since there are several pieces that align. I won’t get into the touchy discussion of “if Jesus had a wife, she would have done/been/said X, Y, and Z” because that’s just asking for trouble. I will instead encourage you to read it yourself and try to separate it from any prior knowledge or beliefs you may hold, in order to get the most enjoyment out of the story as just that—a story.
… (plus d'informations)
jnoshields | 59 autres critiques | Apr 10, 2024 |


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