The Secret Life of Bees Topics for Discussion

Sue Monk Kidd
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What provokes the men of the Esso station to attack Rosaleen, and why does she retaliate? (See pages 38 to 40.)

Lily is incredibly intelligent. How does she manage to persuade the young policeman to leave his watch? (See pages 59 to 60.)

To extract honey from the comb, several procedures are followed that use machinery. What process does August explain to Lily when she first arrives at the Boatwrights'? (See pages 95 to 96.)

The Boatwrights life is ruled by honey. When and where is the product used and for what purposes? (See page 103.)

What is bee etiquette, and what does August teach Lily about it? (See page 114.)

How are May and April connected, and how does April die? (See page 114.)

What are the origins of Black Mary, and what nickname was she given? (See pages 134 to 137.)

Why does August select the Black Madonna/Mary as a label for...

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