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A beautiful slipcased special edition commemorating the 10th anniversary of Sue Monk Kidd’s The Secret Life of Bees, a heartwarming coming of age tale set in 1960s South Carolina and a multi-million copy New York Times bestseller as well as a Good Morning America “Read This” Book Club pick
Fans of Kathryn Stockett’sThe Help
and Beth Hoffman’s Saving CeeCee Honeycutt
will love Sue Monk Kidd’s Southern coming of age tale. The Secret Life of Bees
was a New York Times
bestseller for more than 125 weeks, a Good Morning America “Read This” Book Club pick and was made into an award-winning film starring Dakota Fanning, Queen Latifah, Jennifer Hudson and Alicia Keys. 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 town's most vicious racists, Lily decides they should both escape to Tiburon, South Carolina—a town that holds the secret to her mother's past. There they are taken in by an eccentric trio of black beekeeping sisters who introduce Lily to a mesmerizing world of bees, honey, and the Black Madonna who presides over their household. This is a remarkable story about divine female power and the transforming power of love. To celebrate the tenth anniversary of the book’s debut, Penguin presents a beautiful special edition of this wonderful novel, including a new introduction by the author—a gorgeous book that women will share and pass on to their daughters for years to come.
A special edition to commemorate the tenth anniversary of Sue Monk Kidd's multimillion-copy bestseller.
Award-winning author Sue Monk Kidd's first novel, The Secret Life of Bees, spent more than one hundred weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, has sold more than five million copies, and was made into a major motion picture featuring a star-studded cast. To celebrate the tenth anniversary of the book's debut, Penguin presents a beautiful special edition of this major literary triumph-a gorgeous book that women will share and pass on to their daughters for years to come.
About the Author
Sue Monk Kidd
is the author of three novels, The Secret Life of Bees
, The Mermaid Chair
, and, most recently, The Invention of Wings
, which will be published by Viking in January 2014. The Secret Life of Bees
spent more than two and a half years on the New York Times
bestseller list, was adapted into an award-winning movie, and has been translated into thirty-six languages. The Mermaid Chair
, a #1 New York Times
bestseller, was adapted into a television movie. She is also the author of the memoirs The Dance of the Dissident Daughter
, When the Heart Waits
, and, with her daughter Ann Kidd Taylor, the New York Times
bestseller Traveling with Pomegranates
. Her early writings on spirituality are collected in the book Firstlight
. The recipient of numerous literary awards, Sue lives in southwest Florida with her husband, Sandy, and their black Lab, Lily.