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The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd


A story of a motherless child looking for love and finds it in strange wondrous places.

After having difficulty getting into The Secret Lives of Bees -- so disheartening and negative in the beginning -- I really enjoyed this book. It was fun reading about Lily's development under the care of her new band of "aunts;" care and affection that she had been deprived of for so long during her lonely relationship with her father (a hateful man!). While the race relations story line was strong throughout this book, I enjoyed reading of the simple interactions and relationships of the people that could see beyond the skin color. I'd like to know how all of the characters end up in another decade or so!