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The Secret Life of Bees (Unabridged)

by Sue Monk Kidd

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Lily Owens has shaped her entire life around one devastating memory - the day her mother was killed, when Lily was four. Since then, her only real companion has been the fierce-hearted black woman Rosaleen, who acts as her "stand-in-mother." When Rosaleen insults three of the deepest racists in town, Lily knows it's time to spring them both free. When they are taken in by an eccentric trio of black beekeeping sisters, Lily enters a secret world of bees and honey, and of the Black Madonna who presides over this household of strong, wise women. Maternal loss and betrayal, guilt and forgiveness entwine in a story that leads Lily to the single thing her heart longs for most.

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This makes reading easy!!

I really think this is such a great book. It is pretty long so its a great option to listen to on tape!! It really helps to understand the book as well.


Our teacher read this book to us this year and it is amazing! This book makes you look at life differently with qoutes that will either pull on your heart strings or make you view something ordinary in a different kind of light. A must-buy.

Like Honey

'The Secret Life of Bees' is amazing...descriptions that are saccharine, like honey, and a beautiful coming-of-age story about the love of mothers, daughters, and the endearment of women.

Sue Monk Kidd, The Secret Life of Bees (Unabridged)
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  • Narrator: Jenna Lamia
  • Published: 2003
  • Category: Fiction
  • Provider: HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books
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