Thursday, July 9, 2015
The Secret Life of Bees, by Sue Monk Kidd
Read, reviewed, and released April-May, 2014
A story of a motherless girl mistreated by her father. Her odyssey with her "nanny" reminded me a little of Huckleberry Finn and Jim. With her only clue a picture on a honey jar label, Lily and Rosaleen manage to find a safe refuge among a family of three African American sisters who keep bees and make honey. There is much interesting information about bees, bee-keeping, and honey. Surprisingly, Lily also finds answers to the mysteries surrounding her own family.