The secret life of bees: a novel

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Sue Monk Kidd's first novel The Secret Life of Bees , a heartwarming coming of age tale set in 1960s South Carolina, a New York Times bestseller for more than 125 weeks, and a Good Morning America "Read This" Book Club pick   Fans of The Help will love Sue Monk Kidd's Southern coming of age tale. The Secret Life of Bees was a New York Times bestseller for more than 125 weeks, a Good Morning America "Read This" Book Club pick and was made into an award-winning film starring Dakota Fanning, Queen Latifah, Jennifer Hudson and Alicia Keys. Set in South Carolina in 1964,  The Secret Life of Bees  will appeal to fans of Kathryn Stockett's The Help and Beth Hoffman's Saving CeeCee Honeycutt , and 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 town's most vicious 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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Grouping Title secret life of bees
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auth_author2 Kidd, Sue Monk., Lamia, Jenna,, Lamia, Jenna.
author Kidd, Sue Monk.
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display_description Now in paperback comes the intoxicating debut novel of "one motherless daughter's discovery of ... the strange and wondrous places we find love" ("The Washington Post"). Sue Monk Kidd's ravishing work is set in South Carolina in 1964. "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 that women will share and pass on to their daughters for years to come."--Back cover.
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subject_facet Abraham Lincoln Award nominee book, 2005, African American women, African American women -- Fiction, African Americans, Audiobooks, Bee culture -- Fiction, Bee culture -- South Carolina -- Fiction, Beekeepers, Beekeepers -- Fiction, Bildungsromans, Book Club Kits -- Basalt Regional Library, Domestic fiction, Electronic books, Fiction, Fictional Work, Girls -- Fiction, HISTORICAL, Historical fiction, Large type books, Literature, Maternal Deprivation, Maternal deprivation, Maternal deprivation -- Fiction, Novela de educación, Novela doméstica, Novels, Playaway, Race Relations, Race relations, Race relations -- Fiction, Racism -- South Carolina -- Fiction, Recommended reading for college bound students -- Mesa Valley County School District #51, Sisters, Sisters -- Fiction, Sound recordings, South Carolina, South Carolina -- Fiction, Teenage girls, Teenage girls -- Fiction, Teenage girls -- South Carolina -- Fiction, Teenagers -- South Carolina -- Fiction, Women -- South Carolina -- Fiction
title_display The secret life of bees
title_full The secret life of bees / Sue Monk Kidd, The secret life of bees [book club kit] / Sue Monk Kidd, The secret life of bees [electronic resource] : a novel / Sue Monk Kidd, The secret life of bees [electronic resource]. Sue Monk Kidd, The secret life of bees [sound recording] : a novel / Sue Monk Kidd
title_short The secret life of bees
title_sub a novel
topic_facet Abraham Lincoln Award nominee book, 2005, African American women, African Americans, Bee culture, Beekeepers, Fiction, Girls, Literature, Maternal Deprivation, Maternal deprivation, Race Relations, Race relations, Racism, Sisters, Teenage girls, Teenagers, Women