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    DescriptionA 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's"The 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.

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    The Secret Life of Bees
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Sue Monk Kidd
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 302
    Width: 137 mm
    Height: 207 mm
    Thickness: 27 mm
    Weight: 404 g
    ISBN 13: 9780143120261
    ISBN 10: 0143120263

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
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    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP090
    Ingram Theme: SEXL/FEMINE
    Ingram Subject Code: FC
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    Ingram Theme: CHRN/1960
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    BISAC V2.8: FIC045000
    Ingram Theme: GEOG/SCAROL
    B&T Approval Code: P26308000
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    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: F5
    BISAC V2.8: FIC043000, FIC049040, FIC014000
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    LC classification: PS3611.I44 S38 2011
    Edition statement
    Penguin Books
    Imprint name
    Penguin Books
    Publication date
    23 November 2011
    Author Information
    SUE MONK KIDD is the author of the "New York Times "bestselling novels, "The Secret Life of Bees" and "The Mermaid Chair," and the memoirs "Traveling with Pomegranates," which she wrote with her daughter Ann Kidd Taylor, "The Dance of the Dissident Daughter, When the Heart Waits," as well as "Firstlight," a collection of her early writings. "The Secret Life of Bees" has spent more than 125 weeks on the "New York Times" bestseller list and was adapted into an award-winning movie starring Dakota Fanning, Queen Latifah, Jennifer Hudson and Alicia Keys. "The Mermaid Chair," a #1 "New York Times "bestseller, was adapted into a television movie. Both of her novels have been translated into more than 24 languages. The recipient of numerous literary awards, Sue lives with her husband on an island off the coast of Florida.