The Secret Life of Bees

By Sue Monk Kidd
Binding:Paperback
Publisher:Penguin (Non-Classics), (1/28/2003)
Language:English



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Sue 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 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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Read this several years after the inital buzz of the book, which I think was better. Sometimes a big build-up leads to a big let-down. Loved the women's relationships in the story. And the "black madonna" :)

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"The Secret Life of Bees"
By Sue Monk Kidd

Average Rating:
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4.43 out of 5 (7 Clubie's ratings)


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Sue Monk Kidd’s debut novel, The Secret Life of Bees, has sold more than 3,500,000 copies. She is also the author of several acclaimed memoirs and the recipient of numerous awards, including the Poets & Writers award. 


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