Chancellor's Reading Club Selection 2008: The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd

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Sue Monk Kidd

"Sue Monk Kidd was born and raised in small-town Georgia. Drawn to writing as an adolescent, she pursued an education and career in nursing before returning to writing. After writing the spiritual memoirs God's Joyful Surprise and The Dance of the Dissident Daughter, she turned to fiction.  Her first novel was The Secret Life of Bees, published in 2002." from the Chancellor's Reading Club.

Sue Monk Kidd's Website  http://www.suemonkkidd.com/

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Selected Biography Literature Resource Center Database

Sue Monk Kidd. Contemporary Authors Online. Detroit: Gale, 2008.  From Literature Resource Center.

Selected Interview from the Literature Resource Center Database

Author(s): Sue Monk Kidd and Heidi Schlumpf

Publication Details: U.S. Catholic 68.11 (Nov. 2003): p26-30.

Source: Contemporary Literary Criticism. Ed. Jeffrey W. Hunter. Vol. 267. Detroit: Gale. From Literature Resource Center.

Document Type: Critical essay, Interview

 

Selected Reviews from the Literature Resource Center Database

Review of The Secret Life of Bees. Kristine Huntley. Booklist 98.7 (Dec. 1, 2001): p628. Rpt. in Contemporary Literary Criticism. Ed. Jeffrey W. Hunter. Vol. 267.  Detroit: Gale. From Literature Resource Center.

Review of The Secret Life of Bees. Jeff Zaleski. Publishers Weekly 248.46 (Nov. 12, 2001): p33. Rpt. in Contemporary Literary Criticism. Ed. Jeffrey W. Hunter. Vol. 267.  Detroit: Gale. From Literature Resource Center.

Review of The Secret Life of Bees. Ann-Janine Morey. Christian Century 120.4 (Feb. 22, 2003): p68-70. Rpt. in Contemporary Literary Criticism. Ed. Jeffrey W. Hunter. Vol. 267.  Detroit: Gale. From Literature Resource Center.

The Secret Life of Bees. (Review & opinion: sweet as honey). Beth Kephart. Book. (January-February 2002) p61. From Literature Resource Center.

Honey child. Rosellen Brown. The Women's Review of Books. 19.7 (Apr. 2002) p11. From Literature Resource Center.

Selected Critical Essays from the Literature Resource Center

Religious Imagery in The Secret Life of Bees and The Mermaid Chair. Judith Hebb. Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Conference. p1-9. Rpt. in Contemporary Literary Criticism. Ed. Jeffrey W. Hunter. Vol. 267.  Detroit: Gale. From Literature Resource Center.

The Archetypal Mother: The Black Madonna in Sue Monk Kidd's The Secret Life of Bees. Catherine B. Emanuel. West Virginia University Philological Papers 52 (2005): p115-122. Rpt. in Contemporary Literary Criticism. Ed. Jeffrey W. Hunter. Vol. 267.  Detroit: Gale. From Literature Resource Center.

The Secret Life of Bees: A One-Way Entitlement to Intimacy. Linda Iraggi Larsen. Explorations. p1-6. Rpt. in Contemporary Literary Criticism. Ed. Jeffrey W. Hunter. Vol. 267.  Detroit: Gale. From Literature Resource Center.

Credit:  Picture from Sue Monk Kidd's Website http://www.suemonkkidd.com/Author.aspx

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