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The secret life of bees

The secret life of bees

Kidd, Sue Monk

Lily has grown up believing she accidentally killed her mother when she was four years old. Now 14, she yearns for forgiveness and a mother's love. When her only friend, a black servant, is beaten, the two become fugitives from justice, and end up following a trail left by Lily's mother

Paperback, Book. English.
Published London: Review, 2003
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Statement of responsibility: Sue Monk Kidd
ISBN: 0747266832, 9780747266839
Note: Originally published: 2002.
Physical Description: 375 p. ; 20 cm.
Subject: Mothers and daughters Fiction.; South Carolina Race relations Fiction.

Accelerated Reading

Book Level: 5.7
Interest Level: UY
Points: 15
Quiz Number: 216719

Author note

Sue Monk Kidd is the author of three novels, all of which have been international bestsellers: The Secret Life Of Bees, The Mermaid Chair and The Invention Of Wings. The Secret Life Of Bees spent two years on the New York Times bestseller list, was long-listed for the Orange Prize, and was turned into an award-winning film. The Mermaid Chair and The Invention of Wings were both No. 1 New York Times bestsellers. Sue is also the author of several acclaimed non-fiction books including Travelling with Pomegranates, which she co-wrote with her daughter Ann Kidd Taylor.

Sue lives in Florida with her husband Sandy.
Twitter @suemonkkidd


'Kidd's first novel is well placed, gentle and deeply moving' The Times
The Times||'A personal favourite, one of those infectiously written books you can't get out of your mind...a lovely tale' Bookseller
Bookseller||'A tale that's beautifully and movingly written' Buzz