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The Secret Life Of Bees

by Sue Monk Kidd
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Product Details

  • Publisher: Headline Review
  • Publishing date: 03/03/2003
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-13: 9780747266839
  • ISBN: 0747266832

Synopsis

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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  • Fall in love with these characters...
    From Amazon

    You will fall in love with these characters as you become entwined with this exquisite story about love and life! Reading it is like dabbing "mercy on your beat-up life!"

  • Excellent Read
    From Amazon

    I'm not a fan of books that have an overpowering hook. This one does and it works, even though it drags on the storyline from time to time. I'm talking about the bees. Read past them and you will be transported into the world of a teenage girl caught in the turmoil of both her dysfunctional life and the coming of age of the civil rights' movement. It is masterfully told and written simply, effortlessly. It's story telling at it's finest. Lilly is the main character yet she is not the most important character. She's just the thread that holds the story together. The supporting cast of ladies (who Are the story), her mother, the town folks, the cops, the bullies and bigots, and the dad combine to form a memorable story told artfully. You should read it.

  • Lovely
    From Amazon

    I loved Lily's character and enjoyed traveling with her on a journey of self discovery. Like other reviewers, I also felt that Lily was searching for a mother and that the "mothers" who helped her through life were amazing. It was a joy to watch as they imparted wisdom to her, not as real mothers, but as mothers nonetheless. I love Sue Monk Kidd's writing and hope she writes another novel soon.

  • unrealistic
    From Amazon

    i read this book for school and i have to say it was a good little story for adults. my grandmother started to read it with me and we both agree it was a boring book and not worth spending like 10 bucks on it.

  • Excellent Read
    From Amazon

    This was a wonderfully crafted book. We read it as part of our women's book club and had a wonderful discussion. The questions in the back fueled many more questions. Although I found the plot a little bit easy, it was enjoyed by a wide variety of women from different backgrounds. I would recommend this book for any women's group.

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