Penguin Books; 1st edition (January 28, 2003)

The Secret Life of Bees

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Author: Sue Monk Kidd

A perfect holiday gift, the multi-million bestselling novel about a young girl's journey towards healing and the transforming power of love, from the award-winning author of The Invention of Wings and the forthcoming novel The Book of Longings

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 sister, 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 that women will share and pass on to their daughters for years to come.

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Paperback: 336 pages

Publication Date: January 28, 2003

Publisher: Penguin Books

Author: Sue Monk Kidd

ISBN-13: 978-0142001745

Genres: Literature & Fiction, United States