The Secret Life of Bees

By: Sue Monk Kidd

The story unfolds in 1964 around Lily Owens, a 14 year-old girl who is constantly troubled by the memory of her late mother, whom she vaguely remembers anything about except the day she died. In order to escape her lonely life and problematic relationship with her father T-Ray, Lily flees with her concierge and friend Rosaleen to a South Carolina town that holds the secret to her mother's past.
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Book Reviews:

"Fully imagined... The core of this story is Lily's search for a mother, and she finds one in a place she never expected." - The New York Time Book Review

"A moving first novel... Lily is and suthentic and winning character and her story is compellingly told" -USA Today

"Inspiring. Sue Monk Kidd is a direct literary descendant of Carson McCullers." - The Baltimore Sun

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This humbling novel was directed into a movie that has been nominated for 14 awards in 2008-2009 and won 8 of their nominations.