The Secret Life of Bees

The Secret Life of Bees

by Sue Monk Kidd

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 28/01/2003

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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 Wings

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 black "stand-in mother," Rosaleen, insults three of the deepest racists in town, 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. 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.
ISBN:
9780142001745
9780142001745
Category:
Contemporary fiction
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
28-01-2003
Language:
English
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Country of origin:
United States
Dimensions (mm):
196.85x130.05x15.24mm
Weight:
0.24kg

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