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The Secret Life of Bees - Sue Monk Kidd, Jessica Hische
The Secret Life of Bees
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From A to Z, the Penguin Drop Caps series collects 26 unique hardcovers—featuring cover art by Jessica Hische It all begins with a letter. Fall in love with Penguin Drop Caps, a new series of twenty-six collectible and hardcover editions, each with a type cover showcasing a gorgeously... show more
From A to Z, the Penguin Drop Caps series collects 26 unique hardcovers—featuring cover art by Jessica Hische It all begins with a letter. Fall in love with Penguin Drop Caps, a new series of twenty-six collectible and hardcover editions, each with a type cover showcasing a gorgeously illustrated letter of the alphabet. In a design collaboration between Jessica Hische and Penguin Art Director Paul Buckley, the series features unique cover art by Hische, a superstar in the world of type design and illustration, whose work has appeared everywhere from Tiffany & Co. to Wes Anderson's recent film Moonrise Kingdom to Penguin's own bestsellers Committed and Rules of Civility. With exclusive designs that have never before appeared on Hische's hugely popular Daily Drop Cap blog, the Penguin Drop Caps series launches with six perennial favorites to give as elegant gifts, or to showcase on your own shelves. K is for Kidd. Set in South Carolina during the tumultuous summer of 1964, The Secret Life of Bees also ushered young Lily Owens, a girl transformed by the power and divinity of the female spirit, into the canon of modern-day heroines. Lily and her fierce-hearted black “stand-in mother” escape the racism of their hometown and find refuge with an eccentric trio of black beekeeping sisters, whose world of bees, honey, and the Black Madonna is mesmerizing.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780143124320 (0143124323)
Publisher: Penguin
Pages no: 336
Edition language: English
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Angel's Book Reviews 2.0
Angel's Book Reviews 2.0 rated it
3.0 The Secret Life of Bees
74. THE SECRET LIFE OF BEES, BY SUE MONK KIDDRecommended by Michelle, my most prolific recommender! I’ll probably spend a while reading the books she recommended. At least so far I’ve been enjoying them, so I’d recommend her recommendations…Synopsis: Lily Owens is a 14 year old girl who has lived he...
Lost Girls Reviews
Lost Girls Reviews rated it
4.0 The Secret Life of Bees
This story begins on a peach farm in the American South back in 1964. Lily is a 14 year old girl who was left living with her abusive father after her mother died when Lily was merely 4 years old under circumstances that she feels responsible for. Lily has only a small box with some personal items b...
Sarah's Library
Sarah's Library rated it
3.5 The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
6/6 - I enjoyed this, but can't really give any specific reasons for that enjoyment. It was a mostly sweet story of a 14-year-old girl who never felt like she fit in anywhere, until she ran away from home and found herself on the doorstep of three offbeat sisters. I felt the need for physical violen...
Bücherchaos
Bücherchaos rated it
0.0 Die Bienenhüterin
Ich habe das Buch auf Seite 166 abgebrochen.Ich weiß nicht aber irgendwie hatte ich das Gefühl ich komm bei der Geschichte nicht vorran.Die Charakter sind toll beschrieben das man sie sich vorstellen kann.Das Buch handelt auch um das Thema Bienen und in der Zeit in dem dieses Blöde Schwarz Weiß Gela...
Muriellerites
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5.0
Sue Monk Kidd has written a touching, coming of age story set in a newly segregated South Carolina in the sixties. Orphaned at age four, Lily Owens lives with a harsh and neglectful father whose form of punishment, beside the usual backhander, is to force her to kneel on hard grits for hours at a ti...
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