Back to home page - News From Nowhere Radical & Community Bookshop

News From Nowhere Radical & Community Bookshop

not-for-profit - a workers'co-op - committed to social justice | 96 Bold Street, Liverpool L1 4HY - 0151 708 7270

The Secret Life of Bees

by Sue Monk Kidd - £8.99  Headline (2003)
paperback    ISBN 13: 9780747266839 | ISBN 10: 0747266832

Lily has grown up believing she has accidentally killed her mother when she was just 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 unyielding father, she has only one friend, Rosaleen, a black servant.
 
When racial tension explodes one summer afternoon, and Rosaleen is arrested and beaten, Lily is compelled to act. 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.

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

(Price & availability last checked: May 2018)

This website can't tell you if we have this in stock or not - to ask, phone us or use the enquiry link below
The COVID-19 crisis is causing delays in supply from some book distributors, and currently most books take at least 1 - 2 weeks to come in - so if you need this book urgently, or by a specific date, please use the enquiry link to ask about supply time.
  


In booklists: Bees and Beekeeping, Writers by Surname - K, Historical Fiction, World Fiction - USA, Fiction and Poetry - Anti-Racism,
In categories: Environment & Animal Rights, Fiction, History & Biography, World - North America, Anti-Racism, Poetry & Writing,

© News From Nowhere Co-operative Ltd 2004-2020 | Privacy policy | Contact | return to top of page