The Secret Life of Bees
Lily has grown up believing she accidentally killed her mother when she was four. She not only has her own memory of holding the gun, but her father's account of the event. Now fourteen, she yearns for her mother, and for forgiveness. Living on a peach farm in South Carolina with her father, she... show more
Lily has grown up believing she accidentally killed her mother when she was four. She not only has her own memory of holding the gun, but her father's account of the event. Now fourteen, she yearns for her mother, and for forgiveness. Living on a peach farm in South Carolina with her father, she has only one friend: Rosaleen, a black servant whose sharp exterior hides a tender heart. South Carolina in the sixties is a place where segregation is still considered a cause worth fighting for. When racial tension explodes one summer afternoon, and Rosaleen is arrested and beaten, Lily is compelled to act. Fugitives from justice and from Lily's harsh and unyielding father, they follow a trail left by the woman who died ten years before. Finding sanctuary in the home of three beekeeping sisters, Lily starts a journey as much about her understanding of the world, as about the mystery surrounding her mother.
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Publish date: 3 marca 2003
Pages no: 384
Edition language: English
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...