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The Secret Life of Bees

The Secret Life of Bees

by Sue Monk Kidd

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 01/09/2008

 
Sue Monk Kidd s The Secret Life of Bees, a heartwarming coming of age tale set in 1960s South Carolina, a multi-million copy New York Times bestseller, now an award-winning film starring Dakota Fanning, Queen Latifah, Jennifer Hudson and Alicia Keys Fans of Kathryn Stockett s The Help and Beth Hoffman s Saving CeeCee Honeycutt 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 Beestells 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."
ISBN:
9780143114550
9780143114550
Category:
Contemporary fiction
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
01-09-2008
Language:
English
Publisher:
Penguin Putnam Inc
Country of origin:
United States
Pages:
302
Dimensions (mm):
198x132x15mm
Weight:
0.25kg
Sue Monk Kidd

Sue Monk Kidd's first novel, The Secret Life of Bees, spent 2.5 years on the New York Times bestseller list, and has sold over 8 million copies worldwide. The Mermaid Chair and The Invention of Wings each went to No. 1 on the New York Times bestseller list, and stayed on the list for many months. The Secret Life of Bees was long-listed for the Orange Prize (now the Women's Prize for Fiction), and was turned into an award-winning film.

Sue is also the author of several acclaimed non-fiction books including the New York Times bestseller Travelling With Pomegranates, co-written with her daughter Ann Kidd Taylor. Sue lives in North Carolina with her husband Sandy.

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