The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Munk Kidd

January 6, 2014 Whitney Review 0 Comments

The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Munk KiddThe Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
Published by Penguin on January 28th, 2003
Genres: General Fiction
Source: Library

Set in South Carolina in 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 black "stand-in mother," Rosaleen, insults three of the deepest racists in town, Lily decides to spring them both free. 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 is introduced to their mesmerizing world of bees and honey, and the Black Madonna. This is a remarkable novel about divine female power, a story women will share and pass on to their daughters for years to come.

The Secret Life of Bees was a little to touchy  feely for me, all the hugging, praying,finding yourself crap was ya-ya sisterhood on a smaller scale.  I found it extremely predictable i.e. Lily’s mother living with the “calender girls” May, June and August ten years prior.

I really had to plow my way through the ending of this book {I just couldn’t take all the happiness}   and felt like taking peptalbismal for upset stomach after reading.


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