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The Secret Life of Bees

(2000)
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Lily has grown up believing she accidentally killed her mother when she was four. She not only has her own memory of holding the gun, but her father's account of the event. Now fourteen, she yearns for her mother, and for forgiveness. Living on a peach farm in South Carolina with her father, she has only one friend: Rosaleen, a black servant whose sharp exterior hides a tender heart. South Carolina in the sixties is a place where segregation is still considered a cause worth fighting for. When racial tension explodes one summer afternoon, and Rosaleen is arrested and beaten, Lily is compelled to act. Fugitives from justice and from Lily's harsh and unyielding father, they follow a trail left by the woman who died ten years before. Finding sanctuary in the home of three beekeeping sisters, Lily starts a journey as much about her understanding of the world, as about the mystery surrounding her mother.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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May 2013 : UK Hardback
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Title: Secret Life of Bees, the (Penguin Drop Caps)
Author(s): Sue Monk Kidd
ISBN: 0-14-312432-3 / 978-0-14-312432-0 (UK edition)
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April 2008 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Secret Life of Bees
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April 2005 : USA Library Binding

Title: The Secret Life of Bees
Author(s): Sue Monk Kidd
ISBN: 1-62765-634-0 / 978-1-62765-634-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Perfection Learning
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February 2003 : UK Hardback

Title: The Secret Life of Bees (Charnwood Library)
Author(s): Sue Monk Kidd
ISBN: 0-7089-9422-9 / 978-0-7089-9422-1 (UK edition)
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February 2003 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Secret Life of Bees
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ISBN: 0-606-27622-X / 978-0-606-27622-1 (USA edition)
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January 2003 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Secret Life Of Bees (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)
Author(s): Sue Monk Kidd
ISBN: 0-613-58386-8 / 978-0-613-58386-2 (USA edition)
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January 2003 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Secret Life of Bees
Author(s): Sue Monk Kidd
ISBN: 0-7569-2119-8 / 978-0-7569-2119-4 (USA edition)
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October 2002 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Secret Life of Bees
Author(s): Sue Monk Kidd
ISBN: 0-670-03237-9 / 978-0-670-03237-2 (USA edition)
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July 2002 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Secret Life of Bees
Author(s): Sue Monk Kidd
ISBN: 0-7862-4306-6 / 978-0-7862-4306-8 (USA edition)
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January 2002 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Secret Life of Bees
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ISBN: 0-7472-7077-5 / 978-0-7472-7077-5 (UK edition)
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August 2001 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Secret Life of Bees
Author(s): Sue Monk Kidd
ISBN: 0-670-89460-5 / 978-0-670-89460-4 (USA edition)
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October 2015 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Secret Life of Bees
Author(s): Sue Monk Kidd, Ray Moore
ISBN: 1-5176-2811-3 / 978-1-5176-2811-6 (USA edition)
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August 2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Secret Life of Bees
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November 2011 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Secret Life of Bees
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ISBN: 0-14-312026-3 / 978-0-14-312026-1 (UK edition)
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September 2008 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Secret Life of Bees
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October 2008 : UK Perfect Paperback
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Title: The Secret Life of Bees
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August 2008 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Secret Life of Bees
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ISBN: 0-14-311455-7 / 978-0-14-311455-0 (UK edition)
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April 2006 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Secret Life of Bees (20-20 Special Edition)
Author(s): Sue Monk Kidd
ISBN: 0-7553-3069-2 / 978-0-7553-3069-0 (UK edition)
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1896 : UK Paperback
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Title: Secret Life of Bees Waterstones 99p Exclusive
Author(s): Sue Monk Kidd
ISBN: 0-7553-3296-2 / 978-0-7553-3296-0 (UK edition)
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September 2005 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Secret Life of Bees
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ISBN: 0-14-303640-8 / 978-0-14-303640-1 (UK edition)
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July 2005 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Secret Life of Bees
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ISBN: 0-7553-3002-1 / 978-0-7553-3002-7 (UK edition)
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March 2005 : UK Paperback

Title: The Secret Life of Bees
Author(s): Sue Monk Kidd
ISBN: 0-7553-2824-8 / 978-0-7553-2824-6 (UK edition)
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March 2003 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Secret Life of Bees: The stunning multi-million bestselling novel about a young girl's journey; poignant, uplifting and unforgettable
Author(s): Sue Monk Kidd
ISBN: 0-7472-6683-2 / 978-0-7472-6683-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Tinder Press
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January 2003 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Secret Life of Bees (OM)
Author(s): Sue Monk Kidd
ISBN: 0-14-200174-0 / 978-0-14-200174-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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January 2002 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Secret Life Of Bees - Novel
Author(s): Sue Monk Kidd
ISBN: 0-9653319-2-X / 978-0-9653319-2-0 (USA edition)
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December 2000 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Secret Life of Bees
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ISBN: 0-14-000174-3 / 978-0-14-000174-7 (UK edition)
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April 2014 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Secret Life of Bees
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April 2014 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Secret Life of Bees
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April 2014 : UK Audio edition
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January 2014 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Secret Life of Bees: A Novel
Author(s): Sue Monk Kidd
ISBN: 1-61176-257-X / 978-1-61176-257-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Penguin Audio
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February 2010 : UK Audio CD
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Title: The Secret Life of Bees
Author(s): Sue Monk Kidd
ISBN: 0-14-314555-X / 978-0-14-314555-4 (UK edition)
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May 2009 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Secret Life of Bees
Author(s): Sue Monk Kidd
ISBN: 1-59887-918-9 / 978-1-59887-918-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Highbridge Company
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March 2009 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Secret Life of Bees
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March 2009 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Secret Life of Bees
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2002 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Secret Life of Bees
Author(s): Sue Momk Kidd
ISBN: 0-7366-9951-1 / 978-0-7366-9951-8 (USA edition)
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December 2002 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: The Secret Life of Bees
Author(s): Sue Monk Kidd
ISBN: 0-7366-8555-3 / 978-0-7366-8555-9 (USA edition)
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November 2001 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Secret Life of Bees
Author(s): Sue Monk Kidd
ISBN: 1-56511-539-2 / 978-1-56511-539-2 (USA edition)
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November 2001 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: Secret Life of Bees
Author(s): Sue Monk Kidd
ISBN: 1-56511-538-4 / 978-1-56511-538-5 (USA edition)
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Kindle Editions

February 2011 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Secret Life of Bees: The stunning multi-million bestselling novel about a young girl's journey; poignant, uplifting and unforgettable
Author(s): Sue Monk Kidd
Publisher: Tinder Press
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January 2003 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Secret Life of Bees
Author(s): Sue Monk Kidd
Publisher: Penguin Books
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