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    In 'The Secret Life of Bees,' Sue Monk Kidd wraps a coming-of-age tale around a search for one's mother, plunks it down into the racially-charged South Carolina of the 1960s and sets it all alight with a dose of feminine spirituality. . It is an inspirational feminist tale with strong female charact...

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    • Chrissy Olson

      The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd: "...taken in by an eccentric trio of black beekeeping sisters, Lily is introduced to a mesmerizing world of bees, honey, and the Black Madonna who presides over their household..." My favorite book I read in 2014

    • Kimberly Flood

      "Someone who thinks death is the scariest thing doesn't know a thing about life." Sue Monk Kidd, The Secret Life of Bees

    • Martha Vazquez

      The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd - Lily is a fourteen-year-old white southern runaway, who seeks shelter with three eccentric black beekeeping sisters. August, the oldest sister, introduces Lilly to the world of bees and the Black Madonna, which is the reason Lilly sought the sisters out in the first place. I would encourage the author to write a sequel to this wonderfully vibrant book.

    • Head Troll Hiddlebatch

      The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd. I thought this was a very good book. There were lots of times where I just couldn't put it down. Very cute. (+15)

    • Peninsula Public Library

      'The Secret Life of Bees' by Sue Monk Kidd: After her "stand-in mother," a bold black woman named Rosaleen, insults the three biggest racists in town, Lily Owens, whose life has been defined by the tragic death of her mother, joins Rosaleen on a journey to Tiburon, South Carolina, where they are taken in by three black, bee-keeping sisters who show them the true meaning of love and family.

    • Fresh Pressed

      The Secret Life of Bees : Sue Monk Kidd. Set in South Carolina in 1964, The Secret Life of Bees tells the story of Lily Owens, whose life has been shaped around the blurred memory of the afternoon her mother was killed. Taken in by an eccentric trio of black beekeeping sisters, Lily is introduced to their mesmerizing world of bees and honey, and the Black Madonna. This is a remarkable novel about divine female power.

    • Dastakari

      Susan Monk Kidd- "The Secret Life of Bees" A book worth savouring and sharing.

    • Kim Whalen

      The Secret Life of Bees ~ Sue Monk Kidd One of my all time favorite books!

    • Sandra Donaldson

      the secret life of bees -- worth reading even if you've seen the movie

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