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!

2 comments:

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.

Lindsey Dubree 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."