The Secert Life of Bees external image the%20black%20madonna%20chestochova.privat%20collection.hamburg.germany.jpg Summary from the book: "Set in South Carolina in 1964, The Secert Life of Bees tells the story of Lily Ownes, 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 deepest racists in town, Lily decides to spring them both free. They escape to Tiburon, South Carolina- a town that holds the secerts to her mother's past. Taken in by an eccentric trio by black beekeeping sisters, Lily is introduced to their mesmerizing world of bees and honey, and the Black Madonna. This is a remarkable novel about divine female power, a story that women will share and pass on the their daughters for years to come."

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