The Secret Life of Bees
Set in South Carolina in 1964, this is the tale of Lily Owens, a 14-year-old girl who is haunted by the memory of her late mother Deborah Owens. To escape her lonely life and troubled relationship with her father T-Ray, Lily flees with Rosaleen, her caregiver and only friend, to a South Carolina town that holds the secret to her mother's past. Taken in by the intelligent and independent Boatwright sisters — August, May and June — Lily finds solace in their mesmerizing world of beekeeping and develops a romance with her new friend Zach. She learns about female power as the Boatwright sisters show her their black Virgin Mary, her mother's past and much more.
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