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Sue Monk Kidd
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  • Sue Monk Kidd's The Dance of the Dissident Daughter: A Woman's Journey from Christian Tradition to the Sacred Feminine (1996) is an account of the author's spiritual development that suggests an autobiographical component to Lily's development in The Secret Life of Bees. Kidd describes her dissatisfaction with the conservative Southern Baptist faith in which she was raised and her embrace of a feminist spirituality.
  • To Kill a Mockingbird (1960) is the only novel by Harper Lee. Like The Secret Life of Bees, it is the story of a young girl coming of age in a racially divided Southern town. It won the Pulitzer Prize and was adapted into a popular, Oscar-winning motion picture in 1962.
  • Marina Warner's Alone of All Her Sex: The Myth and the Cult of the Virgin Mary (1976) offers a different perspective on the Virgin Mary than Kidd's in The...

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