The Secret Life of Bees

Written bySue Monk Kidd

Published in

About "The Secret Life of Bees"

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.

  • Fiction
  • Historical Fiction
  • Young Adult
  • Classics
  • Adult Fiction
  • Historical
  • Contemporary
  • Adult
  • Coming Of Age
  • Chick Lit
  • Orange Prize Nominee for Fiction Longlist (2002)
  • Book Sense Book of the Year Award for Paperback (2004)
  • Lincoln Award Nominee (2005)
  • Missouri Gateway Readers Award Nominee (2005)
  • LovelyBooks Leserpreis Nominee for Allgemeine Literatur (2009)
ISBN9780142001745pages302publisherPenguin Booksseriessettings
  • United States of America
  • South Carolina (United States)
  • Tiburo
  • outh Carolina (United States)
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