The Secret Life of Bees

The Secret Life of Bees

Sue Monk Kidd

The multimillion-copy–bestselling first novel by way of the writer of The Invention of Wings, coming from Viking in January 2014

The mystery lifetime of Bees was once a New York Times bestseller for greater than and a part years, a Good Morning America “Read This” booklet membership decide and used to be made into an award-winning movie starring Dakota Fanning, Queen Latifah, Jennifer Hudson, and Alicia Keys. A coming of age story set in South Carolina in 1964, The mystery lifetime of Bees will attract fanatics of Kathryn Stockett’s The Help and Beth Hoffman’s Saving CeeCee Honeycutt, and tells the tale of Lily Owens, whose existence has been formed round the blurred reminiscence of the afternoon her mom used to be killed.

When Lily’s fierce-hearted black “stand-in mother,” Rosaleen, insults 3 of the town’s so much vicious racists, Lily comes to a decision they need to either break out to Tiburon, South Carolina—a city that holds the key to her mother’s prior. There they're taken in through an eccentric trio of black beekeeping sisters who introduce Lily to a enchanting global of bees, honey, and the Black Madonna who presides over their loved ones. this can be a awesome tale approximately divine woman strength and the remodeling energy of love—a tale that girls will proceed to proportion and cross directly to their daughters for future years.

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