Let's discuss! Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd

Note: the meeting is the second Wednesday of January due to the New Year's holiday.

Sue Monk Kidd’s The Secret Life of Bees, a heartwarming coming of age tale set in 1960s South Carolina, a multi-million copy New York Times bestseller, now an award-winning film starring Dakota Fanning, Queen Latifah, Jennifer Hudson and Alicia Keys
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—a story that women will share and pass on to their daughters for years to come. Show Less

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  • Jeanne

    Different perspectives make interesting conversation! Thanks ladies!

    January 10, 2013

  • Diann

    I didn't get to read the book (this is a first for me, alas, other than the Steve Jobs one), but I can show up, and I will do a quick visit down Mill Plain Road just before I get there, for ideas of restaurants that will be less busy on a Wednesday, for future location thoughts. Since this one is fiction and not non-fiction, let me know your thoughts on my showing up. I'm looking through some related material.

    January 8, 2013

  • Liz F.

    we're taking book suggestions now Jeff - feel free to share (and to come join us!)

    December 11, 2012

  • Jeff

    Since I have not shown in awhile I guess I can't weigh in on some of these book choices. - If I do, I will bring a long, excellent books literary books. ~ sorry, if this seems harsh.

    November 6, 2012

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We just grab a coffee and speak French. Some people have been coming every week for months... it creates a kind of warmth to the group.

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