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The Secret Life of Bees 

Sue Monk Kidd

Penguin Books, 2002


A bit heavy-handed on the whole bee/queen/mother analysis. (Which I almost feel bad bringing up again, because I’m sure Kidd took a lot of time finding each of those quotes, but I stand by my issues.) This heavy-handedness can be applied in other various areas, but overall the writing is somewhat solid. 28 more words

The Secret Life Of Bees

Bee Symbolism

I can remember having a discussion about the bee motif of Sue Monk Kidd’s novel, The Secret Life of Bees, with my mother years ago after watching the movie. 882 more words

The Secret Life Of Bees

I opened my mouth. I wanted something. Something, I didn’t know what. Mother, forgive. That’s all I could feel. That old longing spread under me like a great lap, holding me tight. 6 more words

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Sue Monk Kidd - "The Secret Life of Bees" (21/52 books challenge)

It’s another one about the fight for black people’s rights, so of course I’d start it. It’s also a coming-of-age novel, in a way, and it has a first person narration. 454 more words


'The Invention of Wings' by Sue Monk Kidd

I’ve just finished reading another of Sue Monk Kidd’s sublimely written novels; ‘The Invention of Wings.’

It wasn’t what I was expecting, for the simple fact that while I thought I was reading fiction, the story is based on fact. 280 more words

A Brief Time-Out

The world will give you that once in a while, a brief time-out; the boxing bell rings and you go to your corner, where somebody dabs mercy on your beat-up life. 9 more words


The Secret Life of Bees: Rewriting Chapter 10 (Rock’s Point of View)

It was late at night when I heard soft, urgent footsteps ruffling the grass around me. Even in the dark, I could tell it was May, and I knew she was distraught. 1,017 more words

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