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.
"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
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