Sue Monk Kidd’s first novel, The Secret Life of Bees, has spent more than 125 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list and was adapted into an award-winning film in 2008. Her second novel, The Mermaid Chair, a #1 New York Times bestseller, was adapted into a television movie. Each of her novels has been translated into more than 24 languages. She is also the author of several acclaimed memoirs and the recipient of numerous literary awards. Ann Kidd Taylor is a graduate of Columbia College. She has written personal essays for Skirt! Magazine.This is her first book.