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The Secret Life of Bees Set in South Carolina in , 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 When Lily s fierce hearted black stand in mother, Rosaleen, insults three of the deepest racists in town, Lily decides to spring them both free They escape to Tiburon, South Carolina a town that holds the secret to her mother s past 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, a story women will share and pass on to their daughters for years to come


About the Author: Sue Monk Kidd

SUE MONK KIDD was raised in the small town of Sylvester, Georgia She graduated from Texas Christian University in 1970 and later took creative writing courses at Emory University, as well as studying at Sewanee, Bread Loaf, and other writers conferences In her forties, Kidd turned her attention to writing fiction, winning the South Carolina Fellowship in Literature and the 1996 Poets Writers Exchange Program in Fiction.When her first novel, The Secret Life of Bees, was published by Viking in 2002, it became a genuine literary phenomenon, spendingthan 2 years on the New York Times bestseller list It has been translated into 36 languages and soldthan 6 million copies in the U.S and 8 million copies worldwide Bees was named the Book Sense Paperback Book of the Year in 2004, long listed for the 2002 Orange Prize in England, and won numerous awards The novel was adapted into a award winning movie and an Off Broadway musical The Mermaid Chair spent 24 weeks on the New York Times hardcover bestseller list, reaching the 1 position, and spent 22 weeks on the New York Times trade paperback list The novel won the Nation Quill Award and was made into the television movie.The Invention of Wings, her third novel, was published in 2014 to wide critical acclaim and debuted at 1 on the New York Times bestseller list where it remained for 9 months It was selected for Oprah Winfrey s Bookclub 2.0 and other awards Wings has been translated to 20 languages.She is also the author of several acclaimed memoirs, including The Dance of the Dissident Daughter and New York Times bestseller Traveling with Pomegranates, written with her daughter, Ann Kidd Taylor Her latest novel, The Book of Longings, is to be published on April 21, 2020.Kidd lives in North Carolina with her husband Please visit www.suemonkkidd.com forinformation Follow Sue on Twitter Instagram SueMonkKidd and Facebook



10 thoughts on “The Secret Life of Bees

  1. says:

    Okay, hear me out This is SO not the kind of book I normally read It s the kind of book my mother reads You know the type I m talking about Reviving Ophelia , Not Without My Daughter mother y books I


  2. says:

    Ahhh gasp choke stammer I can barely find the words to say how much I loved this book Honestly, The Secret Life of Bees has to be one of the best books I ve read in a while I just want to give it several A s


  3. says:

    I confess to being a little hesitant going into this book It is, after all, that most cliched and irritating of literati faves a coming of age story set in the American South Lily, a motherless 14 year old girl live


  4. says:

    Sue Monk Kidd image from her FB pages The Secret Life of Bees is a lovely tale It tells of Lily, a South Carolina 14 year old She lives, unhappily, with her crusty father T Ray and Rosaleen, the woman who raised her after h


  5. says:

    The Secret Life of Bees, Sue Monk KiddThe Secret Life of Bees is a book by author Sue Monk Kidd Published November 8th 2001 The Secret Life of Bees tells the story of a 14 year old white girl, Lily Melissa Owens, whose life has bee


  6. says:

    It was ironic that I read most of this book on Mother s Day At the core, this book isn t about race relations, the Virgin Mary, or even beekeeping, though those are all interesting parts of the story It s a book about mothers Mothers who a


  7. says:

    I surveyed my class and 80% gave it two thumbs up 5 stars That s 28 out of 35 students The rest of the class gave it an OK 3 or 4 stars So my giving it 5 stars has been backed by research into the general public s taste Now, I m not much for spend


  8. says:

    This was a harmless, heart warming book that did not change my life or enrich my thinking in any large way except perhaps that I am slightly less afraid of bees One thing that is a slight pet peeve with me is the healing power apparently inherent in the c


  9. says:

    Is it ever not going to be problematic to have a book about a young white girl finding nurturing black mother figures in the South It s not the book itself, necessarily, just the part where this is practically a genre unto itself, and I haven t run into any books


  10. says:

    Read it Enjoyed it Any day now I expect to be entirely swallowed up by my own home grown vagina If you ve read The Help, you don t need to read this One contemporary coming of age book about a white southern girl amongst black women discovering life in 1960s is plenty Su


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