Synopses & Reviews
This New York Times bestseller is now available as a Spanish-language audio book. Set in South Carolina in 1964, THE SECRET LIFE OF BEES is the history of Lily Owens, whose life has been shaped by her confused memory of her mother's death when Lily was just a small child. This is a notable novel about female power--divine and human--and a story that women will share and pass from mother to daughter for generations. Ambientada en Carolina del Sur en 1964, LA VIDA SECRETA DE LAS ABEJAS es la historia de Lily Owens, cuya vida ha sido formada alrededor del recuerdo confuso de la tarde en que su madre fue asesinada. Esta es una novela notable sobre el poder divino femenino, una historia que las mujeres compartirán y pasarán a sus hijas por generaciones.
About the Author
SUE MONK KIDD is the author of two memoirs, The Dance of the Dissident Daughter and When the Heart Waits. She received a Poets and Writers Award for the story that inspired novel The Secret Life of Bees. Her fiction has appeared in several literary journals and two of her stories--including an excerpt from The Secret Life of Bees--were selected as notable stories in Best American Short Stories. She currently lives in South Carolina.