Saturday, November 3, 2007

the secret life of bees

"The Secret Life of Bees has a rare wisdom about life--about mothers and daughters and the women in our lives who become our true mothers. A remarkable story about the divine power of women and the transforming power of love, this is a stunning debut whose rich, assured, irresistible voice gathers us up and doesn't let go, not for a moment. It is the kind of novel that women share with each other and that mothers will hand down to their daughters for years to come."

okay, so i have yet to do a post on a book that i don't like. i think it's because i get so enveloped in any story that i end up liking at least something out of it. this one i also really enjoyed. it's a story about a young girl named lily who loses her mother in a tragedy at a young age. she runs away with her "stand-in" black mother, rosaleen and they end up staying at a home owned by 3 beekeepers & honey makers. it is a story about overcoming racism, and coming to terms with your past and taking responsibility for your future. it took me a couple of chapters to get into it, but i ended up loving it. i also read about how handy beeswax can be. who knew you skin and hair care could get so creative? go burt's bees chapstick!


Lindsay Jane said...

Lyns....I read it and really liked it also. Sometime when I am sad, I like to write it all down and put it in a jar. Sue M. Kidd also wrote the Mermaid Chair which I own, but am yet to get around to reading. Glad you liked it also.

Anonymous said...

Good book. I read it earlier this year. I think it is on Ofra's (aka Opra's) reading list. This book reminds me of one of my favorite books "Bastard out of Carolina."