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Fans of Kathryn StockettâsThe Help and Beth Hoffmanâs Saving CeeCee Honeycutt will love Sue Monk Kiddâs Southern coming of age tale. The Secret Life of Bees was a New York Times bestseller for more than 125 weeks, a Good Morning America âRead Thisâ Book Club pick and was made into an award-winning film starring Dakota Fanning, Queen Latifah, Jennifer Hudson and Alicia Keys. Set in South Carolina in 1964,Â The Secret Life of BeesÂ 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 town's most vicious racists, Lily decides they should both escape to Tiburon, South Carolinaâa town that holds the secret to her mother's past. There they are taken in by an eccentric trio of black beekeeping sisters who introduce Lily to a mesmerizing world of bees, honey, and the Black Madonna who presides over their household. This is a remarkable story about divine female power and the transforming power of love. Â To celebrate the tenth anniversary of the bookâs debut, Penguin presents a beautiful special edition of this wonderful novel, including a new introduction by the authorâa gorgeous book that women will share and pass on to their daughters for years to come.
About: A beautiful slipcased special edition commemorating the 10th anniversary of Sue Monk Kiddâs The Secret Life of Bees, a heartwarming coming of age tale set in 1960s South Carolina and a multi-million copy New York Times bestseller as well as a Good Morning America âRead Thisâ Book Club pickFans of Kathryn StockettâsThe Help and Beth Hoffmanâs Saving CeeCee Honeycutt will love Sue Monk Kiddâs Southern coming of age tale.
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