The Secret Life of Bees

by: Sue Monk Kidd

Do you have the guilt of your own mothers death on your shoulders?

"There is nothing perfect," August said from the doorway. "There is only life." (Kidd 256)
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in the year 1964, Lily, a lost fourteen year old girl who is broken with an overwhelming amount of sadness and guilt for her mothers death when she was just a little girl. Lily is in search for love, answers and to get away from her verbal and physical abusive father. Her whole life changes when one day she decides to run away with her black nanny. Her journey takes her to an unexpected place with different people and an abundance of love and bees.

will she find what shes looking for?


Literary Prize - Booklist

Literary prize - New York Times

Literary Prize - Publishers Weekly

everyones talking...

"A moving first... Lily is an authentic and winning character and her story is compellingly told." - USA today

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

"A radiant first novel." - The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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Monk Kidd does an excellent job at showing her true writing voice in The Secret Life of Bees. This book was the first novel Kidd wrote. She grew up in South Carolina which is where the book takes place. when she was young she was not confident with her writing which people often shot down because of her gender. Monk Kidd encouraged women and there independence throughout the Secret Life of Bees.
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