The secret life of bees

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Adult Fiction - South Wing BasementKiddChecked OutJuly 26, 2024

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xii, 302, 15 pages ; 20 cm
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Level 5.7, 15 Points


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Includes "A Penguin readers guide to The secret life of bees."
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Originally published in the United States of America by Viking Penguin, a member of Penguin Putnam Inc. 2002.
Set in South Carolina in 1964, The Secret Life of Bees tells the story of Lily Owens, whose life has been shaped around the blurred memory of the afternoon her mother was killed. When Lily's fierce-hearted black "stand-in mother," Rosaleen, insults three of the deepest racists in town, Lily decides to spring them both free. They escape to Tiburon, South Carolina -- a town that holds the secret to her mother's past. Taken in by an eccentric trio of black beekeeping sisters, Lily is introduced to their mesmerizing world of bees and honey, and the Black Madonna. This is a remarkable novel about divine female power, a story that women will share and pass on to their daughters for years to come.
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Includes interview with the author, reader's discussion questions, and a preview of The book of longings.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Kidd, S. M. (2003). The secret life of bees . Penguin.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Kidd, Sue Monk. 2003. The Secret Life of Bees. Penguin.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Kidd, Sue Monk. The Secret Life of Bees Penguin, 2003.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Kidd, Sue Monk. The Secret Life of Bees Penguin, 2003.

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