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The Secret Life of Bees

Kidd, Sue Monk (Audiobook CD - 2002 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
The Secret Life of Bees
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Fourteen-year-old Lily is on the run with her servant, Rosaleen, from her abusive father. Lily is haunted by her memories of her mother's death in a gun accident ten years earlier. They find their way to Tiburon, S.C., the headquarters of the Black Madonna Honey company, headed by three middle-aged black sisters, August, May and June. These three give shelter to Lily and Rosaleen, and let them work in their honey house. But August, the eldest sister, has penetrating questions for Lily, and Lily is determined not to yield. Despite her resistance, Lily is healed spiritually by August, and finds the mother she has been yearning for in herself.
Authors: Kidd, Sue Monk
Title: The secret life of bees
[sound recording]
Publisher: Santa Ana, CA : Books on Tape, p2002
Edition: Library ed
Characteristics: 10 sound discs (ca. 12 hr.) :,digital ;,4 3/4 in
Statement of Responsibility: by Sue Monk Kidd
Notes: Compact disc
Unabridged
Additional Contributors: White, Karen - (Karen Elizabeth) - Narrator
ISBN: 9780736699518
0736699511
Branch Call Number: CD Fiction KIDD
Performers: Read by Karen White.
Subject Headings: Sisters Fiction Beekeepers Fiction Race relations Fiction South Carolina Fiction Maternal deprivation Fiction African American women Fiction Teenage girls Fiction
Genre/Form: Audiobooks
Domestic fiction
Bildungsromans
Topical Term: Sisters
Beekeepers
Race relations
Maternal deprivation
African American women
Teenage girls
Publisher No: 5865-CD Books on Tape
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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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