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The Secret Life of Bees

[a Novel]
Kidd, Sue Monk (Downloadable Audiobook - 2007 )
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
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Fourteen-year-old Lily Owens lost her beloved mother when she was only four--under tragic circumstances clouded by time and secrecy. She later found a fiercely protective "stand-in," her abusive father's outspoken housekeeper, Rosaleen. Ignoring differences in age and color--and the fact that racial hatred seethed during the summer of 1964 in rural South Carolina--these two unlikely companions set off on a seemingly aimless pilgrimage that ends at the home of a trio of eccentric bee-keeping black sisters. Lily tells her remarkable tale of longing and love in an idiom and accent heard far south of the Mason-Dixon Line, but the lessons learned during her odyssey into the world of bees and their "secret life" are universal and everlasting.
Authors: Kidd, Sue Monk
Title: The secret life of bees
[a novel]
[downloadable audiobook]
Publisher: [Minneapolis, Minn.] : HighBridge Co., [2007]
Statement of Responsibility: Sue Monk Kidd
Notes: DO NOT PLACE HOLD HERE. CLICK ON LINK TO ACCESS FILE
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Title from: Title details screen
Unabridged
Duration: 9:54:29
Summary: Fourteen-year-old Lily Owens lost her beloved mother when she was only four--under tragic circumstances clouded by time and secrecy. She later found a fiercely protective "stand-in," her abusive father's outspoken housekeeper, Rosaleen. Ignoring differences in age and color--and the fact that racial hatred seethed during the summer of 1964 in rural South Carolina--these two unlikely companions set off on a seemingly aimless pilgrimage that ends at the home of a trio of eccentric bee-keeping black sisters. Lily tells her remarkable tale of longing and love in an idiom and accent heard far south of the Mason-Dixon Line, but the lessons learned during her odyssey into the world of bees and their "secret life" are universal and everlasting.
Additional Contributors: Lamia, Jenna
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Branch Call Number: Downloadable audiobook
Playtime: 095429
Performers: Read by Jenna Lamia.
System Details: Requires OverDrive Media Console (file size: 142410 KB)
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Subject Headings: Teenage girls Fiction African American women Fiction Sisters Fiction Beekeepers Fiction
Genre/Form: Bildungsromans
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Topical Term: Teenage girls
African American women
Sisters
Beekeepers
Additional Physical Form Entry: Original 9781565115392 (OCoLC)48935717
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Fourteen-year-old Lily Owens lost her beloved mother when she was only four--under tragic circumstances clouded by time and secrecy. She later found a fiercely protective "stand-in," her abusive father's outspoken housekeeper, Rosaleen. Ignoring differences in age and color--and the fac... Read More »

Lily Owens longs to learn the truth about her mother, so when her black caretaker Rosaleen insults three of the town's fiercest racists, they escape to Tiburon, South Carolina, a place that holds the key to her mother's past. This is the story of a young girl's search for truth and her courage to... Read More »


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Jun 28, 2014
  • nanakuku rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I loved the book and also the movie. Gave it 5 stars!

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