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The Secret Life of Bees

Kidd, Sue Monk

Published by New York, New York, U.S.A.: Viking Pr, 2002
ISBN 10: 0670894605 / ISBN 13: 9780670894604
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Title: The Secret Life of Bees

Publisher: New York, New York, U.S.A.: Viking Pr

Publication Date: 2002

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: 1st Edition...

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A nice, fine minus to near fine hardback in a fine minus, first state DJ. The book has a small amount of bumping to bottom spine end. The mylar protected DJ has some light wear and a small amount of creasing to front panel. No names or markings inside. 8vo., 302 pages. 0.0 0.0 0.0. Bookseller Inventory # 16654

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Synopsis: Sue Monk Kidd?s first novel The Secret Life of Bees, a heartwarming coming of age tale set in 1960s South Carolina, a New York Times bestseller for more than 125 weeks, and a Good Morning America ?Read This? Book Club pick Fans of The Helpwill love Sue Monk Kidd?s Southern coming of age tale. The Secret Life of Bees was a New York Times bestseller for more than 125 weeks, a Good Morning America ?Read This? Book Club pick and was made into an award-winning film starring Dakota Fanning, Queen Latifah, Jennifer Hudson and Alicia Keys. Set in South Carolina in 1964, The Secret Life of Bees will appeal to fans of Kathryn Stockett?s The Helpand Beth Hoffman?s Saving CeeCee Honeycutt, and tells the story of Lily Owens, whose life has been shaped around the blurred memory of the afternoon her mother was killed.
When Lily's fierce-hearted black "stand-in mother," Rosaleen, insults three of the town's most vicious racists, Lily decides they should both escape to Tiburon, South Carolina?a town that holds the secret to her mother's past. There they are taken in by an eccentric trio of black beekeeping sisters who introduce Lily to a mesmerizing world of bees, honey, and the Black Madonna who presides over their household. This is a remarkable story about divine female power and the transforming power of love?a story that women will share and pass on to their daughters for years to come.

Recensione: "Sue Monk Kidd is an extraordinary storyteller. Beautifully written."?Ursula Hegi

"A wonderful novel about mothers and daughters and the transcendent power of love."?Connie May fowler

"With imagination as lush and colorful as the American South, a clutch of deliciously eccentric characters and vivid prose, Sue Monk Kidd creates a rich, maternal haven in a harsh world." ?Christina Schwarz

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