The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd

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The Secret Life of Bees Read Online Free - 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 women will share and pass on to their daughters for years to come.

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ISBN : 0142001740
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 318 pages


Kerry rated it ★★★★☆

March 08, 2007

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. It was, in fact, my mother who demanded I read this book, because she read it in her book...

Sammy rated it ★★★★★

June 12, 2007

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 and a kiss! It was touching, well-written, beautiful, full of expression, insigh...

Will rated it ★★★★☆

April 18, 2018

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 her mother died when Lily was 4. It is a coming of age tale set against...

Dolly rated it ★★☆☆☆

July 11, 2007

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 lives with her bigoted abusive father on a peach farm in South Carolina. Her goals...

Anna rated it ★★★★☆

May 12, 2008

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 are imperfect, mothers who make mistakes, and women who...

Jeffrey rated it ★★★★★

July 24, 2008

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 spending time on fiction. I don't need entert...

Jason rated it ★★★★☆

November 21, 2014

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. Sue Monk Kidd's explosi...

Brenda rated it ★★★★★

February 06, 2017

Fourteen year old Lily was so tired of her father yelling at her, forcing punishment on her almost daily, accusing her of things she didn’t do – so when Rosaleen, her nanny since her mother’s death when she was just four years old, was arrested and beaten by white men – with the police looking on...

Ahmad rated it ★★★★☆

March 16, 2017

The Secret Life of Bees, Sue Monk Kidd عنوانها: زندگی اسرارآمیز زنبورها؛ زندگی اسرارآمیز؛ زندگی پنهان زنبورها؛ نویسنده: سو مانک کید؛ عنوان: زندگی اسرارآمیز زنبورها؛ نویسنده: سو مانک کید؛ مترجم: شقایق قندهاری؛ تهران، علم، 1383؛ در 430 ص؛ شابک: 9644053958؛ داستانهای نویسندگان امریکایی قرن 20 م عنوان:...

Rae rated it ★★★☆☆

July 02, 2007

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 culture of the 'other'. Here is the form...

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