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The secret life of bees, Sue Monk Kidd

Label
The secret life of bees
Title
The secret life of bees
Statement of responsibility
Sue Monk Kidd
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Set in South Carolina during the summer of 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 "stand-in mother," Rosaleen, insults three racists in town, 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 finds refuge in their mesmerizing world of bees, honey, and the Black Madonna.Lily starts a journey as much about her understanding of the world, as about the mystery surrounding her mother. The Secret Life of Bees is a major literary triumph about the search for love and belonging, a novel that possesses a rare wisdom about life and the power and divinity of the female spirit.
Member of
Summary
After her "stand-in mother," a bold black woman named Rosaleen, insults the three biggest racists in town, Lily Owens joins Rosaleen on a journey to Tiburon, South Carolina, where they are taken in by three black, bee-keeping sisters
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Award
  • Book Sense Book of the Year Paperback, 2004.
  • YALSA Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults, 2008
  • YALSA Best Books for Young Adults, 2003
  • YALSA Outstanding Book for the College Bound, 2009.
  • School Library Journal Best Books: Best Adult Books 4 Teens, 2002.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
067959
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kidd, Sue Monk
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3611.I44
LC item number
S38 2013
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
  • 840
  • 840
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Penguin drop caps
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Teenage girls
  • African American women
  • Maternal deprivation
  • Race relations
  • Beekeepers
  • Sisters
  • Domestic fiction
  • South Carolina
Summary expansion
--Author's website
Target audience
adult
Label
The secret life of bees, Sue Monk Kidd
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
Hardcover edition.
Extent
313 pages
Isbn
9780143124320
Lccn
2013001807
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)828682474
  • (OCoLC)ocn828682474
  • 564479
Label
The secret life of bees, Sue Monk Kidd
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
Hardcover edition.
Extent
313 pages
Isbn
9780143124320
Lccn
2013001807
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)828682474
  • (OCoLC)ocn828682474
  • 564479

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