A message from Sue Monk Kidd:

You’re invited to join The Book of Longings Book Club hosted by #1 New York Times bestselling author, Sue Monk Kidd!

Throughout May, we’re reading The Book of Longings together and gathering online to discuss and connect in a virtual book club. You’ll be able to share your thoughts, connect with readers across the country, ask Sue your questions about the book, and get a behind-the-scenes look at writing The Book of Longings. Host Sue Monk Kidd will be joined by special guests each week during a virtual discussion, answering your questions and discussing how the story unfolds in each section.


Here’s how to join:

GET YOUR COPY of The Book of Longings, available everywhere on April 21

CONNECT with Sue on social media at @SueMonkKidd

READ along together, section by section, following the weekly reading schedule

DISCUSS with readers across the country on social media through guided prompts

SHARE your thoughts & questions with the hashtag #TheBookOfLongingsBookClub

WATCH on Sue’s Facebook and Instagram as she answers your questions and is joined by special guest booksellers for discussions about each part of the book


The Book of Longings

An extraordinary story set in the first century about a woman who finds her voice and her destiny at a time of great hope and despair. Start reading for The Book Of Longings Book Club.… More


Reading Schedule

New! Watch the Week 4 discussion:

Here's what happened in Week 3:


Week 2 Catch Up:


Week 1 Catch Up:


Listen to an excerpt

Meet your book club host: Sue Monk Kidd

Sue Monk Kidd’s debut novel, The Secret Life of Bees, spent more than one hundred weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, has sold more than six million copies in the United States, was turned into both an award-winning major motion picture and a musical, and has been translated into thirty-six languages. Her second novel, The Mermaid Chair, was a number one New York Times bestseller and was adapted into a television movie. Her third novel, The Invention of Wings, an Oprah’s Book Club 2.0 pick, was also a number one New York Times bestseller. She is the author of several acclaimed memoirs, including The Dance of the Dissident Daughter, her groundbreaking work on religion and feminism, as well as the New York Times bestseller Traveling with Pomegranates, written with her daughter, Ann Kidd Taylor. She lives in North Carolina.

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