The Secret Life of Bees
The Historical Fiction Book
* A novel by American author Sue Monk Kidd.
* Set in the American South in 1964, the year of the Civil Rights Act and intensifying racial unrest.
* The coming-of-age story addresses the difficulty of loss and betrayal.
* It received critical acclaim and was a New York Times bestseller. It was nominated for the Orange Broadband Prize for Fiction and was adapted into a film directed by Gina Prince- Bythewood.