The Secret Life of Bees
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... show more
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 continue to share and pass on to their daughters for years to come.
Publish date: 28-01-2003
Pages no: 318
Edition language: English
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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...