The Secret Life of Bees

by Sue Monk Kidd Year Published: 2003

After her "stand in mother" a bold black woman named Rosaleen, insults the three biggest racists in town, Lily Owens joins Rosaleen on a journey to Tiburon, South Carolina, where they are taken in by three black, bee keeping sisters. This South Caronlina town holds the key to her mother's past. Lily also discovers that the truth about her mother is closer than she thinks.