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Sue Monk Kidd
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The Secret Life of Bees: The multi-million-copy bestselling novel ab**out a young girl's journey towards healing and the transforming power of love, from the award-winning author of The Invention of Wings****.**
Lily has grown up believing she accidentally killed her mother when she was four years old. Now, at fourteen, she yearns for forgiveness and a mother's love. Living on a peach farm in South Carolina with her harsh and unforgiving father, she has only one friend, Rosaleen, a black servant.
When racial tension explodes one summer afternoon, and Rosaleen is arrested and beaten, Lily chooses to flee with her. Fugitives from justice, the pair 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.
'A wonderful book, by turns sad, full of incident and shot through with grown-up magic reminiscent of Joanne Harris' Daily Telegraph
'Charming, funny, moving' The Times
'Wonderfully written, powerful, poignant...read it' Joanna Trollope
What readers are saying about The Secret Life of Bees:
'One of the most poignant and heart tugging books I have ever read' Amazon reviewer, 5 stars
'Emotional and heart-breaking, yet full of hope and love. I laughed and cried equally through the book. This wonderful book will stay with me for a long time to come' Amazon reviewer, 5 stars
'One of the best books I've read in a while. Touching, well-written, beautiful, full of expression, insightful' Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
'A beautifully written masterpiece. I loved the writing, the descriptions, the humour sprinkled through the story. There was sadness and love, hope and forgiveness. I highly recommend this book' Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
Dakota Fanning comes of age in "The Secret Life of Bees" and in the somewhat similar but less successful " Hounddog ." She's not a kid anymore.
The visuals in THE SECRET LIFE OF BEES pay tribute to the beauty of the South, its warm "honey" tones and thick, sweet air. The music is particularly wonderful and enriches the film's emotional core.
But it's not a fully successful dramatization because the movie's heroes are almost all saintly and...
Lily Owens is a fourteen-year-old girl who lives under the care of her abusive father T-Ray. She's constantly tormented by her blurred memory of the day that her mother died, and desperately wishes to know what really happened.