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ISBN: 0755349806 / ISBN-13: 9780755349807

The Secret Life of Bees

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  • The Secret Life of Bees (Headline Review) – Mass-market paperback (2008)
    by Sue Monk Kidd

    The Secret Life of Bees

    Mass-market paperback, Headline Review
    2008
    384 pages

    ISBN: 0755349806
    ISBN-13: 9780755349807

    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 ... Show more

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Reviews of The Secret Life of Bees

Overall customer rating: 4.393
Gloria  W

Surprising twists and turns in the theme.

by Gloria W on May 19, 2014

There is a sad beginning to this story, the father is abusing his 14 yr. old daughter. His anger forces the girl to run away from home and into a new life. She begins to heal and build a safe life with a household of beekeepers. It is a book that was hard to put down.

Malcolm J

Secret life of Bees

by Malcolm J on Nov 8, 2012

Great story, very well written. Loved it, and sorry when I reached the end. Would take this book with me if I was stranded on a desert island.

Reinhold K
by Reinhold K on Feb 2, 2012

Still have not received this book ordered it over a month ago have contacted the company that was supposedly shipping it but they have never re-contacted us. We have emailed them and asked them to resend the book or at least call us and talk to us and we have gotten nothing from them. To say the least I am not happy with this Company's lack of communication. If there is something you can do to resolve this I would certainly appreciate it Carl King owner Wall2 Wall Words Milam Street Coffee shop 979/282-9881

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helper

Nothing like the flick

by helper on Dec 3, 2011

Sprinkled throughout this novel just when I am feeling that I am following a child's foolish fantasy is Sue Monk Kidd's description of scent and the memory it evokes for Lily. For example, upon recognizing her mother's scent on a fifth-grade teacher, who tells her it is Ponds Cold Cream, Lily is "shocked." But she is not upset by learning the source of the smell, or because the teacher donns it; her reaction is caused by the scent itself. For if the author wished to convey that the teacher shocked Lily, the word "shocked" would have been placed away from the word "scent" and nearer to the word "teacher." Instead, we read, It was a shock when I came upon the scent [of my mother] on my fifth-grade teacher, who said it was nothing but plain ordinary Ponds Cold Cream. This sentence structure conveys the feeling that scent evokes for the character, Lily. And that feeling is portrayed with a word derived from the French word choc, indicating an armed encounter, as in battle. Lily associates this lasting memory with her own inner struggle. This technique is what carried me all the way through The Secret Life of Bees to the end.

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Secret Life of Bees

by ModelAEraLady on Jul 14, 2011

Arrived in good condition and on time. This was an excellent read. Good depiction of life in the South.

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