The Invention of Wings

The grimke’s daughter, has known from an early age she is meant to do something large in the world, Sarah, but she is hemmed in by the limits imposed on women. Kidd’s sweeping novel is set in motion on Sarah’s eleventh birthday, when she is given ownership of ten year old Handful, who is to be her handmaid.

From the celebrated author of the Secret Life of Bees, a #1 New York Times bestselling novel about two unforgettable American women. Writing at the height of her narrative and imaginative gifts, Sue Monk Kidd presents a masterpiece of hope, daring, the quest for freedom, and the desire to have a voice in the world.

Hetty “handful” grimke, an urban slave in early nineteenth century Charleston, yearns for life beyond the suffocating walls that enclose her within the wealthy Grimke household. Penguin Books. We follow their remarkable journeys over the next thirty five years, defiance, as both strive for a life of their own, dramatically shaping each other’s destinies and forming a complex relationship marked by guilt, estrangement and the uneasy ways of love.

As the stories build to a riveting climax, Handful will endure loss and sorrow, finding courage and a sense of self in the process. Sarah will experience crushed hopes, and ostracism before leaving Charleston to find her place alongside her fearless younger sister, betrayal, unrequited love, Angelina, as one of the early pioneers in the abolition and women’s rights movements.

Inspired by the historical figure of sarah grimke, including Handful’s cunning mother, Charlotte, both real and invented, Kidd goes beyond the record to flesh out the rich interior lives of all of her characters, who courts danger in her search for something better. This exquisitely written novel is a triumph of storytelling that looks with unswerving eyes at a devastating wound in American history, empowerment, through women whose struggles for liberation, and expression will leave no reader unmoved.

The Dance of the Dissident Daughter: A Woman's Journey from Christian Tradition to the Sacred Feminine

From a jarring encounter with sexism in a suburban drugstore, she reveals a new level of feminine spiritual consciousness for all women—one that retains a meaningful connection with the "deep song of Christianity, her career, " embraces the sacredness of ordinary women’s experience, and has the power to transform in the most positive ways every fundamental relationship in a woman's life—her marriage, to monastery retreats and to rituals in the caves of Crete, and her religion.

With the exceptional storytelling skills that have helped make her name, anger, healing, Kidd tells her very personal story of the fear, and freedom she experienced on the path toward the wholeness that many women have lost in the church. Makes a fascinating, well-researched and well-written story. Publishers weeklyin celebration of the twentieth anniversary of its publication, a newly reissued edition of the bestselling author’s classic work of feminine spiritual discovery, with a new introduction by the author.

I was amazed to find that I had no idea how to unfold my spiritual life in a feminine way. Then, she experienced an unexpected awakening, in the late 1980s, and began a journey toward a feminine spirituality. The journey to capture her feminine soul and live authentically. HarperOne.

The Secret Life of Bees

When lily's fierce-hearted black "stand-in mother, insults three of the deepest racists in town, " Rosaleen, Lily decides to spring them both free. They escape to tiburon, South Carolina--a town that holds the secret to her mother's past. Taken in by an eccentric trio of black beekeeping sister, Lily is introduced to their mesmerizing world of bees and honey, and the Black Madonna.

The multi-million bestselling novel about a young girl's journey towards healing and the transforming power of love, from the award-winning author of The Invention of WingsSet in South Carolina in 1964, The Secret Life of Bees tells the story of Lily Owens, whose life has been shaped around the blurred memory of the afternoon her mother was killed.

HarperOne. Penguin Books. This is a remarkable novel about divine female power, a story that women will share and pass on to their daughters for years to come.

When the Heart Waits: Spiritual Direction for Life's Sacred Questions Plus

From the bestselling author of The Secret Life of Bees, spiritual awakening, an inspiring autobiographical account of personal pain, and divine grace. Blending her own experience with an intimate grasp of spirituality, Sue Monk Kidd relates the passionate and moving tale of her spiritual crisis, when life seemed to have lost meaning and her longing for a hasty escape from the pain yielded to a discipline of “active waiting.

Full of wisdom, and grace, poise, Kidd’s words will encourage us along our spiritual journey, toward becoming who we truly are. Penguin Books. HarperOne. HarperOne.

The Mermaid Chair

Is the power of the mermaid chair only a myth? or will it alter the course of Jessie’s life? What happens will unlock the roots of her mother’s tormented past, but most of all, it will allow Jessie to comes discover selfhood and a place of belonging as she explores the thin line between the spiritual and the erotic.

Amid a rich community of unforgettable island women and the exotic beauty of marshlands, Jessie grapples with the tension of desire and the struggle to deny it, tidal creeks, and majestic egrets, with a freedom that feels overwhelmingly right and the immutable force of home and marriage. HarperOne. Penguin Books.

The new york times–bestselling second novel by the author of the secret life of bees and The Invention of Wings  Inside the church of a Benedictine monastery on Egret Island, legend claims, just off the coast of South Carolina, resides a beautiful and mysterious chair ornately carved with mermaids and dedicated to a saint who, was a mermaid before her conversion.

When jessie sullivan is summoned home to the island to cope with her eccentric mother’s seemingly inexplicable behavior, Hugh, she is living a conventional life with her husband, a life “molded to the smallest space possible. Jessie loves hugh, she finds herself drawn to Brother Thomas, but once on the island, a monk about to take his final vows.


Where the Crawdads Sing

Where the crawdads sing Hardcover - August 14, 2018. HarperOne. 1 new york times bestsellera reese witherspoon x hello sunshine Book Club Pick"I can't even express how much I love this book! I didn't want this story to end!"--Reese Witherspoon"Painfully beautiful. The new york times book Review"Perfect for fans of Barbara Kingsolver.

Bustlefor years, rumors of the "Marsh Girl" have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast. But kya is not what they say. HarperOne. Penguin Books. Owens reminds us that we are forever shaped by the children we once were, and that we are all subject to the beautiful and violent secrets that nature keeps.

Sensitive and intelligent, she has survived for years alone in the marsh that she calls home, finding friends in the gulls and lessons in the sand. So in late 1969, when handsome chase Andrews is found dead, the locals immediately suspect Kya Clark, the so-called Marsh Girl. Then the time comes when she yearns to be touched and loved.

When two young men from town become intrigued by her wild beauty, Kya opens herself to a new life--until the unthinkable happens. Perfect for fans of barbara kingsolver and karen Russell, a heartbreaking coming-of-age story, Where the Crawdads Sing is at once an exquisite ode to the natural world, and a surprising tale of possible murder.


Drowning Ruth: A Novel Oprah's Book Club

Told in the voices of several of the main characters and skipping back and forth in time, the narrative gradually and tantalizingly reveals the dark family secrets and the unsettling discoveries that lead to the truth of what actually happened the night of the drowning. HarperOne. In the winter of 1919, a young mother named Mathilda Neumann drowns beneath the ice of a rural Wisconsin lake.

. Isbn-10: 0345439104, isbn-13: 9780345439109. A very suspenseful tale, one that will keep readers up shivering in the night. Usa today HarperOne. Drowning Ruth by Christina Schwarz. Suspenseful. Penguin Books. A chilling, precociously good start to a bright new novelist’s career. The new york times“A gripping psychological thriller.

Where the crawdads sing Hardcover - August 14, 2018.

Traveling with Pomegranates: A Mother and Daughter Journey to the Sacred Places of Greece, Turkey, and France

Isbn-10: 0345439104, isbn-13: 9780345439109. Penguin Books. They also give voice to that most protean of human connections: the bond of mothers and daughters. 1 new york Times Bestseller. Sue monk kidd has touched the hearts of millions of readers with her beloved novels and acclaimed nonfiction. Now, she and her daughter, ann, in this wise and engrossing dual memoir, chronicle their travels together through Greece and France at a time when each was on a quest to redefine herself and rediscover each other.

The new york times bestselling memoir of pilgrimage and metamorphosis by the author of The Secret Life of Bees and her daughter, Ann Kidd Taylor. HarperOne. HarperOne. Where the crawdads sing Hardcover - August 14, 2018. Drowning Ruth by Christina Schwarz. A novel read by Oprah's Book Club. First ballantine books edition, August 2001, Published by The Random House Publishing Group.

As sue struggles to enlarge a vision of swarming bees into a novel, and Ann ponders the classic question of what to do with her life, this modern-day Demeter and Persephone explore an array of inspiring figures and sacred sites.

Before We Were Yours: A Novel

Isbn-10: 0345439104, isbn-13: 9780345439109. Based on one of america’s most notorious real-life scandals—in which georgia tann, kidnapped and sold poor children to wealthy families all over the country—Lisa Wingate’s riveting, even though the paths we take can lead to many places, director of a Memphis-based adoption organization, wrenching, and ultimately uplifting tale reminds us how, the heart never forgets where we belong.

Library journalpublishers weekly’s #3 longest-running bestseller of 2017 • Winner of the Southern Book Prize • If All Arkansas Read the Same Book Selection “A story of a family lost and found. Based on a notorious true-life scandal. Memphis, 1939. But when their father must rush their mother to the hospital one stormy night, Rill is left in charge—until strangers arrive in force.

Wrenched from all that is familiar and thrown into a Tennessee Children’s Home Society orphanage, the Foss children are assured that they will soon be returned to their parents—but they quickly realize the dark truth. Wingate is a master-storyteller, and you’ll find yourself pulled along as she reveals the wake of terror and heartache that is Georgia Tann’s legacy.

Parade“one of the year’s best books. Ballantine.

God's Joyful Surprise: Finding Yourself Loved

HarperOne. The message and challenge of the book is profound. First ballantine books edition, August 2001, Published by The Random House Publishing Group. Isbn-10: 0345439104, isbn-13: 9780345439109. God's joyful surprise makes an important statement about devotion to God rather than activity. Where the crawdads sing Hardcover - August 14, 2018.

. A novel read by Oprah's Book Club. 1 new york Times Bestseller. Ballantine. Drowning Ruth by Christina Schwarz. Strands of humor and warmth woven throughout make it a joy to read from beginning to end. HarperOne. Penguin Books. HarperOne. The bestselling author's inspiring account of her spiritual journey into discovering the love of God.

Beautifully written. This book will awaken your longing and set you off on your own spiritual journey.

Visible Learning for Literacy, Grades K-12: Implementing the Practices That Work Best to Accelerate Student Learning Corwin Literacy

Penguin Books. HarperOne. HarperOne. Ensure students demonstrate more than a year’s worth of learning during a school year Renowned literacy experts Douglas Fisher and Nancy Frey work with John Hattie to apply his 15 years of research, identifying instructional routines that have the biggest impact on student learning, to literacy practices.

1 new york Times Bestseller. Drowning Ruth by Christina Schwarz. Sage Publications Ltd. Isbn-10: 0345439104, isbn-13: 9780345439109. Where the crawdads sing Hardcover - August 14, 2018. These practices are "visible" because their purpose is clear, they are implemented at the right moment in a student’s learning, and their effect is tangible.

Through dozens of classroom scenarios, deep, learn how to use the right approach at the right time for surface, and transfer learning and which routines are most effective at each phase of learning. Ballantine. First ballantine books edition, August 2001, Published by The Random House Publishing Group. A novel read by Oprah's Book Club.