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The Secret Life of Bees

"A powerful story . . . Kidd's writing is sharp and descriptive.  Before the first chapter ended, I had recoiled, I had cried, and I had laughed.  I was also entranced, and I knew I had to make the journey with Lily, her endearing caretaker Rosaleen and the marvelous Calendar sisters."  -The State (Columbia, South Carolina)

Drizzled with insight into the honeybee hive and life on a honey farm, this wonderful tale hums with mystery, heartbreak, love, and redemption.  Through the story of a young girl, Sue Monk Kidd, takes us on a journey through the civil rights era South and into the lives of memorable, remarkable characters.