The Secret Life of Bees: a novel

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Fourteen-year-old Lily Owens lost her beloved mother when she was only foura'under tragic circumstances clouded by time and secrecy. She later found a fiercely protective "stand-in," her abusive father's outspoken housekeeper, Rosaleen. Ignoring differences in age and colora'and the fact that racial hatred seethed during the summer of 1964 in rural South Carolinaa'these two unlikely companions set off on a seemingly aimless pilgrimage that ends at the home of a trio of eccentric bee-keeping black sisters.Lily tells her remarkable tale of longing and love in an idiom and accent heard far south of the Mason-Dixon Line, but the lessons learned during her odyssey into the world of bees and their "secret life" are universal and everlasting.In her debut novel, Sue Monk Kidd proves herself adept both at storytelling and at creating characters who are simultaneously outlandish and crediblea'in other words, worthy to join the ranks of such first-rate Southern stylists as Kaye Gibbons, Anne Rivers Siddons, and Ellen Gilchrist.
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display_description"Set in South Carolina during the tumultuous summer of 1964, The Secret Life of Bees also ushered young Lily Owens, a girl transformed by the power and divinity of the female spirit, into the canon of modern-day heroines. Lily and her fierce-hearted black 'stand-in mother escape the racism of their hometown and find refuge with an eccentric trio of black beekeeping sisters, whose world of bees, honey, and the Black Madonna is mesmerizing."--Publisher's description.
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subject_facetAfrican American women
African American women -- Fiction
Audio Cassette Tape
Bee culture -- South Carolina -- Fiction
Beekeepers -- Fiction
Beekeeping -- Fiction
Compact discs
Domestic fiction
Family relationships -- Fiction
Historical fiction
Islands -- Fiction
Love stories
Maternal deprivation
Maternal deprivation -- Fiction
Monks -- Fiction
Mothers -- Fiction
Mothers and daughters -- Fiction
Playaway -- Pre-loaded portable Audiobook
Race relations
Race relations -- Fiction
Racism -- South Carolina -- Fiction
Religious fiction
Sisters -- Fiction
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South Carolina -- Fiction
Spiritual life -- Fiction
Teenage girls
Teenage girls -- Fiction
Teenage girls -- South Carolina -- Fiction
Teenagers -- South Carolina -- Fiction
Women -- South Carolina -- Fiction
title_displayThe Secret Life of Bees : a novel
title_fullSecret Life of Bees [CD]/ Sue Monk Kidd
The Secret Life of Bees Kidd, Sue Monk.
The Secret Life of Bees Sue Monk Kidd a novel
The Secret Life of Bees [sound recording] : a novel / Sue Monk Kidd
The secret life of bees / Sue Monk Kidd
The secret life of bees [CD] / Sue Monk Kidd
The secret life of bees [compact disc] : a novel / Sue Monk Kidd
title_shortThe Secret Life of Bees
title_suba novel
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Audio Cassette Tape
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Compact discs
Family relationships
Historical fiction
Maternal deprivation
Mothers and daughters
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Race relations
Spiritual life
Teenage girls