Sue Monk Kidd The Secret Life of Bees

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Don't miss the extraordinary new novel from Sue Monk Kidd, The Book of Longings.

The Secret Life of Bees: The multi-million-copy bestselling novel about a young girl's journey towards healing and the transforming power of love, from the award-winning author of The Invention of Wings.

Lily has grown up believing she accidentally killed her mother when she was four years old. Now, at fourteen, she yearns for forgiveness and a mother's love. Living on a peach farm in South Carolina with her harsh and unforgiving father, she has only one friend, Rosaleen, a black servant.

When racial tension explodes one summer afternoon, and Rosaleen is arrested and beaten, Lily chooses to flee with her. Fugitives from justice, the pair 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.

About the Author

Sue Monk Kidd's first novel, The Secret Life of Bees, spent 2.5 years on the New York Times bestseller list, and has sold over 8 million copies worldwide. The Mermaid Chair, The Invention of Wings, and The Book of Longings were all New York Times bestsellers.

The Secret Life of Bees was long-listed for the Orange Prize (now the Women's Prize for Fiction), and was turned into an award-winning film. Sue is also the author of several acclaimed non-fiction books including the New York Times bestseller Travelling With Pomegranates, co-written with her daughter Ann Kidd Taylor.

Sue lives in Florida with her husband Sandy.
www.suemonkkidd.com
Twitter @suemonkkidd

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'Moving, original, and accomplished ... wonderfully written, powerful, poignant, and humorous, and takes a line which is - refreshingly - strongly female without being cliche-feminist. It is also deliciously eccentric, which lifts it out of the usual category of a rite-of-passage novel into the realms of real distinction. Do read it'
- Joanna Trollope

'Charming, funny, moving and unmistakeably from the American South ... a story that whips together heat, violence, eccentricity, madness and the Gothic'
- The Times

'This is a wonderful book, by turns funny, sad, full of incident and shot through with grown-up magic reminiscent of Joanne Harris.'
- The Daily Telegraph

'Eccentric, inventive, and ultimately forgiving ... a truly original Southern voice'
- Anita Shreve

'Monk Kidd has created a narrative as skilful and sweet as a honeycomb. Uplifting and warm-hearted, this is a moving novel and Lily is a fascinating, funny and clever narrator'
- Literary Review

'Sue Monk Kidd... Illuminates what is beautiful ... The Secret Life of Bees is a gift, filled with hope'
- Luanne Rice

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