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 deepest racists in town, Lily decides to spring them both free. They escape to Tiburon, South Carolina–a town that holds the secret to her mother’s past. Taken in by an eccentric trio of 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 women will share and pass on to their daughters for years to come. Description from back cover of book.
If you are interested in reading this, you can nab a copy at the previous month’s meeting or at the Reference Desk, first-come, first served.
We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver will be discussed Tuesday July 23, 2013 7-8:30PM at The Classic Bean (21st and Fairlawn). As always, plan to bring cash for drinks and food as young professionals in their 20s/30s gather for this discussion.
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