THE SECRET LIFE OF BEES by Sue Monk Kidd
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"With imagination as lush and colorful as the American South, a clutch of deliciously eccentric characters, and vivid prose, Sue Monk Kidd creates a rich, maternal haven in a harsh world."--Christina Schwarz, author of Drowning Ruth
"Sue Monk Kidd has written a wonderful novel about mothers and daughters and the transcendent power of love, all the while masterfully illuminating the feminine face of God."--Connie May Fowler, author of Before Women Had Wings "
"This is the story of a young girl's journey toward healing, and of finding, at its end, not only wholeness, but the intrinsic sacredness of living in the world. I think it is simply wonderful!"--Anne Rivers Siddons, author of Peachtree Road
In 1964 South Carolina, 14-year-old Lily Owens' life is filled with troubling memories of her mother's death and the harsh reality of her father's rage. When Lily's maid and stand-in mother, Rosaleen, offends the town's racists, the two take off and find refuge with a trio of beekeeping sisters who have a secret connection to Lily's past...and the strength and wisdom to heal her wounds.
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