The Secret Life of Bees

The Secret Life of Bees

by Sue Monk Kidd

Publication Date: 01/10/2005

 
Sue Monk Kidd s first novel The Secret Life of Bees, a heartwarming coming of age tale set in 1960s South Carolina, a New York Times bestseller for more than 125 weeks, and a Good Morning America Read This Book Club pickFans of The Help will love Sue Monk Kidd s Southern coming of age tale. The Secret Life of Bees was a New York Times bestseller for more than 125 weeks, a Good Morning America Read This Book Club pick and was made into an award-winning film starring Dakota Fanning, Queen Latifah, Jennifer Hudson and Alicia Keys. Set in South Carolina in 1964, The Secret Life of Beeswill appeal to fans of Kathryn Stockett s The Helpand Beth Hoffman s Saving CeeCee Honeycutt, and 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 town's most vicious racists, Lily decides they should both escape to Tiburon, South Carolina 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 love a story that women will share and pass on to their daughters for years to come.

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ISBN:
9780143036401
9780143036401
Category:
Contemporary fiction
Publication Date:
01-10-2005
Language:
English
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Country of origin:
United States
Pages:
302
Dimensions (mm):
212x146x22mm
Weight:
0.35kg

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