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The Secret Life of Bees
by Sue Monk Kidd

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The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd Overview

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 th 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 sisters, 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 women will share and pass on to their daughters for years to come.

Sue Monk Kidd

About The Secret Life of Bees Description

SUE MONK KIDD was raised in the small town of Sylvester, Georgia. She graduated from Texas Christian University in 1970 and later took creative writing courses at Emory University and Anderson College, as well as studying at Sewanee, Bread Loaf, and other writers’ conferences. In her forties, Kidd turned her attention to writing fiction, winning the South Carolina Fellowship in Literature and the

Data Book The Secret Life of Bees

Original Title The Secret Life of Bees ISBN 0142001740 (ISBN13: 9780142001745 ) Edition Language English Characters Lily Owens, Rosaleen, August Boatwright, June Boatwright, May Boatwright...more , T. Ray Owens...less setting United States of America South Carolina (United States) Tiburon, South Carolina, 1964 (United States) Literary Awards Book Sense Book of the Year Award for Paperback (2004), Lincoln Award Nominee (2005), Missouri Gateway Readers Award Nominee (2005) (126)