Synopses & Reviews
A debut novel from an American writer set in 1960s South Carolina. In a segregated community, a teenage girl and her black servant become fugitives, finding sanctuary with three bee-keeping sisters.
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 14, racial tension is stirring in South Carolina and after fleeing with her black friend she begins to find peace.