Sue Monk Kidd (Photo Credit: Sigirid Estrada)
Sue Monk Kidd is an American author of women’s fiction and non-fiction books. Sue grew up in Georgia and graduated from Texas Christian University with her B.S. in nursing and went on to become a Registered Nurse. After taking writing classes and attending writers’ conferences, Sue began a writing career. At first, she wrote spiritual memoirs, but later moved towards writing about feminism. Her first novel, The Secret Life of Bees was adapted for stage and film – the latter starring Dakota Fanning, Queen Latifah, Jennifer Hudson, Alicia Keys and Sophie Okonedo.

Sue Monk Kidd made her debut as a published author in 1987 with the non-fiction books This is the Day and God’s Joyful Surprise: Finding Yourself Loved. Her debut as a novelist came in 2002 with the novel The Secret Life of Bees. Below is a list of Sue Monk Kidd’s books in order of when they were originally released:

Publication Order of Standalone Novels


The Secret Life of Bees(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Mermaid Chair(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Invention of Wings(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books


This is the Day(1987) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
God's Joyful Surprise: Finding Yourself Loved(1987) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
All Things Are Possible(1988) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
When the Heart Waits: Spiritual Direction for Life's Sacred Questions(1990) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Love's Hidden Blessings: God Can Touch Your Life When You Least Expect It(1990) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Dance of the Dissident Daughter: A Woman's Journey from Christian Tradition to the Sacred Feminine(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Luminous Presence: One Woman's Awakening to the Inner Life(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Firstlight: The Early Inspirational Writings of Sue Monk Kidd(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Traveling with Pomegranates: A Mother/Daughter Story(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Note: Traveling with Pomegranates was written with Ann Kidd Taylor.

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Sue Monk Kidd Synopsis: In Traveling with Pomegranates by Sue Monk Kidd & Ann Kidd Taylor, the mother and daughter write about their travels throughout Greece, Turkey and France while they’re each trying to redefine themselves and re-discover each other.

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