The secret life of bees

The secret life of bees
Kidd, Sue Monk.
  • Item Type: Book - PAPERBACK K
  • Published: 2004
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Description

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 summer afternoon, and Rosaleen is arrested and beaten, Lily is compelled to act. Fugitives from justice and from Lily's harsh and unyielding father, they follow a trail left by the woman who died ten years before.

Related Subjects

Teenage girls--Fiction.
Sisters--Fiction.
Maternal deprivation--Fiction.
Race relations--Fiction.
Domestic fiction.
The secret life of bees (Motion picture).

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ISBN:

9780747266839 (paperback)

ISBN:

9780755349807 (paperback)

ISBN:

0755349806

ISBN:

9780747270775

ISBN:

0747270775

ISBN:

0747266832 (paperback)

ISBN:

9780747266839

ISBN:

0747266832

Personal Author:

Kidd, Sue Monk.

Title:

The secret life of bees / Sue Monk Kidd.

Publication info:

London : Review, 2004.

Physical description:

375 p. ; 20 cm.

General Note:

First published in Great Britain in 2002 by Headline.

Subject term:

Teenage girls--Fiction.

Subject term:

Sisters--Fiction.

Subject term:

Maternal deprivation--Fiction.

Subject term:

Race relations--Fiction.

Subject term:

Domestic fiction.

Subject term:

The secret life of bees (Motion picture).

Geographic term:

South Carolina--Fiction.

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