The Secret Life of Bees

[a Novel]

Kidd, Sue Monk

Downloadable Audiobook - 2007
The Secret Life of Bees
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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.

Publisher: [Minneapolis, Minn.] : HighBridge Co., [2007]
Branch Call Number: Downloadable audiobook
Additional Contributors: Lamia, Jenna
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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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