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The secret life of bees

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Published by Review in London .
Written in English


  • Mothers and daughters,
  • Race relations,
  • Fiction

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Lily has grown up believing she accidentally killed her mother when she was four years old. Now 14, she yearns for forgiveness and a mother"s love. When her only friend, a black servant, is beaten, the two become fugitives from justice, and end up following a trail left by Lily"s mother.

Edition Notes

Originally published: 2002.

StatementSue Monk Kidd
The Physical Object
Pagination1 v.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL27086789M
ISBN 100747266832
ISBN 109780747266839

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