The Secret Life of Bees

The Secret Life of Bees

Audiobook CD - 2003
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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. The 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.-- (Source of description not identified).
Publisher: Santa Ana, CA : Books on Tape, ℗2003
Edition: Library ed
ISBN: 9780736699518
0736699511
Branch Call Number: CD Fiction KIDD
Characteristics: 10 audio discs : digital ; 4 3/4 in

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A sweet story about a motherless white girl, a black servant, and their efforts to find comfort within a narrow, racist and abusive community.

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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