The Secret Life of Bees

by Sue Monk Kidd | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0747266832 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingRazFazwing of Karlsruhe, Baden-Württemberg Germany on 7/12/2013
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Journal Entry 1 by wingRazFazwing from Karlsruhe, Baden-Württemberg Germany on Friday, July 12, 2013
Lily has grown up believing she accidentally killed her mother when she was four. She not only has her own memory of holding the gun, but her father's account of the event. Now fourteen, she yearns for her mother, and for forgiveness. Living on a peach farm in South Carolina with her father, she has only one friend: Rosaleen, a black servant whose sharp exterior hides a tender heart. South Carolina in the sixties is a place where segregation is still considered a cause worth fighting for. When racial tension explodes one summer afternoon, and Rosaleen is arrested and beaten, Lily is compelled to act. Fugitives from justice and from Lily's harsh and unyielding father, they follow a trail left by the woman who died ten years before. Finding sanctuary in the home of three beekeeping sisters, Lily starts a journey as much about her understanding of the world, as about the mystery surrounding her mother.

Journal Entry 2 by wingRazFazwing at Tir na Meala in Coolea, Co. Kerry Ireland on Monday, August 19, 2013

Released 9 yrs ago (8/16/2013 UTC) at Tir na Meala in Coolea, Co. Kerry Ireland


The story reminds me a little bit of the novel "Fried Green Tomatoes" by Fannie Flagg - the same atmosphere.

A friend took this book back to Ireland. He released it at a very nice B&B in Coolea, Kerry.

This book takes part at the Bookcrossig Olympiade 2013 by the challenge „sailing “ for our team "Black Forrest".

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