The Secret Life of Bees

by Sue Monk Kidd | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0142001740 Global Overview for this book
Registered by frutz of Mersch / Miersch, Kanton Mersch Luxembourg on 11/13/2010
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Journal Entry 1 by frutz from Mersch / Miersch, Kanton Mersch Luxembourg on Saturday, November 13, 2010
"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. "

Lily's story and her fight with her past are very touching. A child's point of view of racial segregation and discrimination is a very interesting storytelling approach. Lily's and May, June and August's story stays with you for a while...

Released 9 yrs ago (5/24/2011 UTC) at -- Controlled Release, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- United Kingdom

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Congratulations on winning the animal sweepstake!
Sorry it took me some time to send this out... I hope you will have lots of fun with all the books you've got.

Journal Entry 3 by foxyfiona1986 at Swindon, Wiltshire United Kingdom on Saturday, May 28, 2011
Hi, thank you so much for this book. It is a really good book which I seen in cinema and I think I read ages ago. But it really fab book. I will be taking it too the September 2011 convention in Nottingham, England.

Released 9 yrs ago (9/24/2011 UTC) at BCUK Unconvention 2011 in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire United Kingdom

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Hope you enjoy this book who ever gets lucky!

Journal Entry 5 by chocdrop at Derby, Derbyshire United Kingdom on Friday, September 23, 2011
Taken from the book buffet table at BCUK Uncon in Nottingham. I read it as a Bookring a few years ago, but a friend asked me to grab a copy if I saw one.

I will release it when she has read it.

Journal Entry 6 by chocdrop at Exchange/Trade, A Bookcrossing member -- Controlled Releases on Friday, March 02, 2012

Released 9 yrs ago (3/3/2012 UTC) at Exchange/Trade, A Bookcrossing member -- Controlled Releases

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My friend enjoyed this book and has given it back to me to pass on. I have searched the wishlists and I am sending it to Huffpuff as a RABCK.

Enjoy!

Journal Entry 7 by Huffpuff at Winchester, Hampshire United Kingdom on Monday, March 05, 2012
Just received in the post today, thank you so much for the wishlist book. Will pop it onto my TBR pile!

Journal Entry 8 by Huffpuff at Winchester, Hampshire United Kingdom on Wednesday, May 02, 2012
Finished this book last night. I enjoyed it; it was lovely and easy to read and took me no time at all to finish. The story is very touching and heartfelt. Plus it was nice to learn some new facts about bees!

I am now going to send this on as a RABCK as part of the wishlist-tag game.

Journal Entry 9 by Huffpuff at Winchester, Hampshire United Kingdom on Thursday, May 10, 2012

Released 9 yrs ago (5/11/2012 UTC) at Winchester, Hampshire United Kingdom

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Off to Sweden to Elskaliam.

Enjoy!

Journal Entry 10 by Elskaliam at Hässleholm, Skåne Sweden on Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Thank you for tagging me! Heard a lot of good about this book. :-)

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