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The Secret Life of Bees

Sue Monk Kidd

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Brontë, Charlotte. Jane Eyre. New York: Dover Publications, 2003.

Chopin, Kate. The Awakening. New York: HarperCollins, 1972.

Kidd, Sue Monk. The Dance of the Dissident Daughter. San Francisco: HarperCollins, 1996.

———. God’s Joyful Surprise: Finding Yourself Loved. San Francisco: HarperCollins, 1989.

———.When the Heart Waits: Spiritual Direction for Life’s Sacred Questions. San Francisco: HarperCollins, 1992.

McCullers, Carson. The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter. New York: Mariner, 2004.

Shanley, J. Lyndon, ed. Henry David Thoreau. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2004.

Summer, Bob. “Monk Kidd’s Monk.” Publishers Weekly. (4 April 2005): 39.

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secret life of bees

by alicewilliams123, August 20, 2013

full title · The Secret Life of Bees

author · Sue Monk Kidd

type of work · Novel

genre · Bildungsroman (coming-of-age novel)

language · English

time and place written · 1997–2001, near Charleston, South Carolina

date of first publication · 2002

publisher · Viking Penguin

narrator · Fourteen-year-old Lily narrates the novel in retrospect, from the house where she now lives with the Boatwright sisters.

point of view · Lily narrates the novel in the first-person, desc... Read more

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A Huge Mistake

by DrewBraue, September 15, 2013

Someone in my class had this problem, probably from looking on this page as well. The No. 3 Quote is wrong. In the book the quote is about impossibility after talking about being in love with zach and it says "THE WORD (impossible) IS A GREAT BIG LOG THROWN ON THE FIRES OF LOVE"

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