The Secret Life of Bees

by Sue Monk Kidd | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0142001740 Global Overview for this book
Registered by msrubble on 5/12/2018
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Journal Entry 1 by msrubble on Saturday, May 12, 2018
Fourteen-year-old Lily runs away from South Carolina home in 1964 because, well, she's 14. And her father has said cruel things to her about her dead mother Deborah. Lily takes along her black housekeeper Rosaleen, who was jailed and beaten while on her way to register to vote. Some time ago, Lily had found a bag of her mother's possessions, among which was a picture of a black Virgin Mary. Lily and Rosaleen head for the town whose name was on the back of the picture.

On the good side, there are a lot of strong black women characters in this book. It is a feel-good chick lit book from the standpoint of women supporting each other. It is unsettling, though, that the "colorful" black characters act for the personal fulfillment of the immature white female character. And the self-consciously invented religion rings false.

Trade paperback.

Released 3 yrs ago (5/12/2018 UTC) at Split Rock Creek State Park in -- Parks (state and national) --, Minnesota USA


I left this book as swag in the geocache called Split Rock Creek State Park Aquatic Quest.

I am giving this book away as part of the Movie Books release challenge at BookCrossing.

Journal Entry 3 by wingAnonymousFinderwing at -- Geocaches --, Minnesota USA on Saturday, August 25, 2018
Found in a geocache at Splitrock Creek State Park and released at Monson Lake state park.

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