The Secret Life of Bees
The Secret Life of Bees
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The Secret Life of Bees

Written by Sue Monk Kidd
Published by Penguin Books
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The multi-million bestselling novel about a young girl’s journey towards healing and the transforming power of love, from the award-winning author of The Invention of Wings and The Book of Longings Set in South Carolina in 1964, 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 that women will share and pass on to their daughters for years to come.

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    Book Details

    ISBN
    9780142001745
    Publication Date
    January 28, 2003
    Page Count
    352
    Words Per Page
    265
    Audience
    Adult
    Reading Age
    18 - 99+ years
    WorldCat Number (OCLC)
    52915628
    ASIN/ISBN 10
    0142001740
    Lexile® Level
    840L
    Est. Fountas & Pinnell Level
    ~T
    ATOS® Book Level
    5.7
    Accelerated Reader® Points
    15
    Accelerated Reader Quiz
    68836
    Accelerated Reader Interest Level
    UG

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