The Secret Life of Bees
by Sue Monk Kidd [Kidd]
The Secret Life of Bees is a moving book. It is very descriptive and heartfelt, and a big tear jerker. It is set in the 50s and is about a girl named Lily who runs away with her African-American maid/step in mother, who is about to be killed, and finds a place where she truly belongs and gets to know more than she could hope for about her departed mother. They go to Tiburon SC, and stumble upon a house of 3 African-American sisters. They learn the ways of life and beekeeping. Lily gets love from them which she never got from her father, T. Ray. August, one of the sisters recognizes Lily the moment she enters the house and knows she is lying about who she is, but waits till Lily is ready to tell her the truth. This book covers all sorts of topics from religion, violence, and what it means to have a true family. I highly reccomend it if you like books that have very strong female leads. -- review submitted by Lilly G. - a customer of the Gere Branch Library
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