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The Secret Life of Bees

by Sue Monk Kidd

PUBLISHED: 3rd March 2003
ISBN: 9780747266839
ANNOTATION:
The multi-million-copy bestselling first novel from the author of THE INVENTION OF WINGS. THE SECRET LIFE OF BEES was a New York Times bestseller for over two years, was made into an award-winning film and was long-listed for the Orange Prize.
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PUBLISHED: 3rd March 2003
ISBN: 9780747266839
ANNOTATION:
The multi-million-copy bestselling first novel from the author of THE INVENTION OF WINGS. THE SECRET LIFE OF BEES was a New York Times bestseller for over two years, was made into an award-winning film and was long-listed for the Orange Prize.

Annotation

The multi-million-copy bestselling first novel from the author of THE INVENTION OF WINGS. THE SECRET LIFE OF BEES was a New York Times bestseller for over two years, was made into an award-winning film and was long-listed for the Orange Prize.

Publisher Description

Lily has grown up believing she accidentally killed her mother when she was four. She not only has her own memory of holding the gun, but her father's account of the event. Now fourteen, she yeams for her mother, and for forgiveness. Living on a peach farm in South Carolina with her father, she has only one friend: Rosaleen, a black servant whose sharp exterior hides a tender heart. South Carolina in the sixties is a place where segregation is still considered a cause worth fighting for. When racial tension explodes one summer afternoon, and Rosaleen is arrested and beaten, Lily is compelled to act. Fugitives from justice and from Lily's harsh and unyielding father, they follow a trail left by the woman who died ten years before. Finding sanctuary in the home of three beekeeping sisters, Lily starts a journey as much about her understanding of the world, as about the mystery surrounding her mother.

Author Biography

Sue Monk Kidd is the author of two widely acclaimed memoirs, THE DANCE OF THE DISSIDENT DAUGHTER and WHEN THE HEART WAITS. Her fiction has appeared in several literary journals. Her second novel, THE MERMAID CHAIR, is published by Review in March 2005. Sue Monk Kidd lives beside a salt marsh in Charleston, South Carolina with her husband.

Review

'A personal favourite, one of those infectiously written books you can't get out of your mind...a lovely tale' Bookseller -- Bookseller 20021122 'A tale that's beautifully and movingly written' Buzz -- Buzz 20030301 'Kidd's first novel is well placed, gentle and deeply moving' The Times -- The Times 20030308

Long Description

Lily has grown up believing she accidentally killed her mother when she was four. She not only has her own memory of holding the gun, but her father's account of the event. Now fourteen, she yearns for her mother, and for forgiveness. Living on a peach farm in South Carolina with her father, she has only one friend: Rosaleen, a black servant whose sharp exterior hides a tender heart. South Carolina in the sixties is a place where segregation is still considered a cause worth fighting for. When racial tension explodes one summer afternoon, and Rosaleen is arrested and beaten, Lily is compelled to act. Fugitives from justice and from Lily's harsh and unyielding father, they follow a trail left by the woman who died ten years before. Finding sanctuary in the home of three beekeeping sisters, Lily starts a journey as much about her understanding of the world, as about the mystery surrounding her mother.

Product Details

Author
Sue Monk Kidd
Pages
384
Publisher
Headline Publishing Group
Year
2003
ISBN-10
0747266832
ISBN-13
9780747266839
Format
Paperback
Publication Date
2003-03-03
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Media
Book
Series
Review
Audience
General/Trade
Short Title
The Secret Life of Bees
Subtitle
The Stunning Multi-Million Bestselling Novel about a Young Girl's Journey; Poignant, Uplifting and Unforgettable

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