The Secret Life of Bees

The Secret Life of Bees

by Sue Monk Kidd

Downloadable audio file Publication Date: 28/01/2003

 
An intoxicating debut novel of "one motherless daughter's discovery of...the strange and wonderful places we find love" âe"The Washington PostSue Monk Kidd's ravishing debut novel has stolen the hearts of reviewers and readers alike with its strong, assured voice. Set 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. When Lily's fierce-hearted "stand-in mother," Rosaleen, insults three of the town's fiercest racists, Lily decides they should both escape to Tiburon, South Carolinaâe"a town that holds the secret to her mother's past. There they are taken in by an eccentric trio of black beekeeping sisters who introduce Lily to a mesmerizing world of bees, honey, and the Black Madonna who presides over their household. This is a remarkable story about divine female power and the transforming power of loveâe"a story that women will share and pass on to their daughters for years to come.
ISBN:
9781101050989
9781101050989
Category:
Contemporary fiction
Format:
Downloadable audio file
Publication Date:
28-01-2003
Language:
English
Publisher:
Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group
Country of origin:
United States

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