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The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd (Paperback, 2015)

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The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd

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. Finding sanctuary in the home of three beekeeping sisters, Lily starts a journey as much about her understanding of the world, as about the mystery surrounding her mother.


Format: Paperback | 384 pages

Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 12.8 x 2.3 | 266g

Publication Date: 2015

Publisher: Headline Book Publishing

Imprint: Tinder Press

Publication City/Country: London, United Kingdom

Language: English

ISBN10: 0747266832

ISBN13: 9780747266839


Condition: Good

A book that has been read but is in good condition. Some minor damage to the cover including minor scuff marks and some creasing at the top of the front cover, but no holes or tears. The majority of pages are undamaged with minimal creasing but no tearing. No pencil underlining of text, and no highlighting of text. A previous owner has written their name in black pen at the top of the first page, but no other writing in margins. No missing pages.