THE SECRET LIFE OF BEES

BY: SUE MONK KIDD

The Secret Life of Bees tells a story of Lily Owens whose life has been affected by the loss of her mother. When her "slave mother" comes in, they have escaped away from Lily's tyrant father, T-Ray. They travel to a town, Tiburon, South Carolina where it is supposedly full of Lily's mother past. They are taken in by a group of 3 sisters. There she learns about the world of bees and the Black Madonna.

"Stories have to be told or they die, and when they die, we can't remember who we are or why we're here."-August, page 133

Praises

"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 Times Book Review



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


"A truly original Southern voice." - Anita Shreve

Stayed on the New York Times for more than a 100 weeks!

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