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January 29, 2014 | By Alice Short
Sue Monk Kidd writes that her first encounter with Sarah and Angelina Grimké came during an exhibition of Judy Chicago's artwork "The Dinner Party" in 2007. The sisters are included in a list of 999 important women in history and mythology, their names inscribed on the "Heritage Floor" of the installation. Kidd, author of "The Secret Life of Bees" and "The Mermaid Chair," writes that she was startled to discover the sisters were from Charleston, S.C., her home at the time. The Grimkés, she learned, were abolitionists and "among the earliest major American feminist thinkers.
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March 11, 2014 | By Steven Zeitchik
Oprah Winfrey's Harpo Films has produced just one movie in the last 15 years ("The Great Debaters"), and Winfrey herself has starred in just one film of her own ("Lee Daniels' The Butler). But Harpo on Tuesday made a big move on the development front, acquiring the film rights to Sue Monk Kidd's  bestseller “The Invention of Wings.” Kidd's slavery-era novel looks at the contrasting stories of a preteen abolitionist and the slave she is given, following the two as they and the world around them changes over the next three decades.
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ENTERTAINMENT
March 11, 2014 | By Steven Zeitchik
Oprah Winfrey's Harpo Films has produced just one movie in the last 15 years ("The Great Debaters"), and Winfrey herself has starred in just one film of her own ("Lee Daniels' The Butler). But Harpo on Tuesday made a big move on the development front, acquiring the film rights to Sue Monk Kidd's  bestseller “The Invention of Wings.” Kidd's slavery-era novel looks at the contrasting stories of a preteen abolitionist and the slave she is given, following the two as they and the world around them changes over the next three decades.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 29, 2014 | By Alice Short
Sue Monk Kidd writes that her first encounter with Sarah and Angelina Grimké came during an exhibition of Judy Chicago's artwork "The Dinner Party" in 2007. The sisters are included in a list of 999 important women in history and mythology, their names inscribed on the "Heritage Floor" of the installation. Kidd, author of "The Secret Life of Bees" and "The Mermaid Chair," writes that she was startled to discover the sisters were from Charleston, S.C., her home at the time. The Grimkés, she learned, were abolitionists and "among the earliest major American feminist thinkers.
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December 10, 2013 | By Carolyn Kellogg
Just in time for the holidays, Oprah Winfrey has selected a new book for her Book Club 2.0: "The Invention of Wings" by Sue Monk Kidd. “The moment I finished 'The Invention of Wings,' I knew this had to be the next Book Club selection,” Winfrey said in the announcement. “These strong female characters represent the women that have shaped our history and, through Sue's imaginative storytelling, give us a new perspective on slavery, injustice and the search for freedom.” Kidd's 2002 novel "The Secret Life of Bees," was a bestseller.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 9, 2008
1. The Shack by William P. Young ($14.99) 2. New Moon by Stephenie Meyer ($10.99) 3. The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd ($15) Fiction 4. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz ($14) 5. Twilight by Stephenie Meyer ($10.99) Nonfiction 1. Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin ($15) 2. Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert ($15) 3. The Audacity of Hope by Barack Obama ($7.99) 4. Dreams From My Father by Barack Obama ($14.95) 5. Marley & Me by John Grogan ($13.
BOOKS
May 15, 2005
*--* SO. CAL. RATING Fiction *--* *--* 1 The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini (Riverhead: $14) A writer returns to Kabul to rescue the son of a childhood friend. 2 The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon (Penguin: $15) A quest for the truth about a Spanish novelist. 3 Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon (Vintage: $12) An autistic teen seeks out a killer. 4 The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd (Penguin: $14) A teenage girl is haunted by her mother's death.
BOOKS
October 26, 2003
*--* SO. CAL. RATING Fiction *--* *--* 1 Angels & Demons by Dan Brown (Pocket Books: $7.99) A scholar uncovers a vendetta against the Catholic Church. 2 Mystic River by Dennis Lehane (HarperTorch: $7.99) A girl's murder causes three friends to confront their pasts. 3 Life of Pi by Yann Martel (Harvest Books: $14) A boy shares a lifeboat with a tiger on a harrowing trip. 4 The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd (Penguin: $14) A teenage girl is haunted by her mother's death.
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October 13, 2005 | From Associated Press
J.K. Rowling, Jon Stewart and David McCullough were among the winners at the first Quills Awards, organized by NBC and Reed Business Information, which issues Variety and Publishers Weekly, as a way of getting the public more interested in book prizes. In monthlong voting that ended Sept. 19, fans picked their favorites in 19 categories by visiting the Quills website. Rowling won for book of the year and best children's chapter book for "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince."
ENTERTAINMENT
December 10, 2013 | By Carolyn Kellogg
Just in time for the holidays, Oprah Winfrey has selected a new book for her Book Club 2.0: "The Invention of Wings" by Sue Monk Kidd. “The moment I finished 'The Invention of Wings,' I knew this had to be the next Book Club selection,” Winfrey said in the announcement. “These strong female characters represent the women that have shaped our history and, through Sue's imaginative storytelling, give us a new perspective on slavery, injustice and the search for freedom.” Kidd's 2002 novel "The Secret Life of Bees," was a bestseller.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 9, 2008
1. The Shack by William P. Young ($14.99) 2. New Moon by Stephenie Meyer ($10.99) 3. The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd ($15) Fiction 4. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz ($14) 5. Twilight by Stephenie Meyer ($10.99) Nonfiction 1. Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin ($15) 2. Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert ($15) 3. The Audacity of Hope by Barack Obama ($7.99) 4. Dreams From My Father by Barack Obama ($14.95) 5. Marley & Me by John Grogan ($13.
BOOKS
May 15, 2005
*--* SO. CAL. RATING Fiction *--* *--* 1 The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini (Riverhead: $14) A writer returns to Kabul to rescue the son of a childhood friend. 2 The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon (Penguin: $15) A quest for the truth about a Spanish novelist. 3 Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon (Vintage: $12) An autistic teen seeks out a killer. 4 The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd (Penguin: $14) A teenage girl is haunted by her mother's death.
BOOKS
November 9, 2003
*--* SO. CAL. RATING Fiction *--* *--* 1 Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides (Picador: $15) A Greek family embraces the American dream. 2 Mystic River by Dennis Lehane (HarperTorch: $7.99) A girl's murder causes three friends to confront their pasts. 3 Angels & Demons by Dan Brown (Pocket Books: $7.99) A scholar uncovers a vendetta against the Catholic Church. 4 The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd (Penguin: $14) A teenage girl is haunted by her mother's death.
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