The Secret Life of Bees

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  • Post last modified:September 10, 2020

"Set in South Carolina during the tumultuous summer of 1964, The Secret Life of Bees also ushered young Lily Owens, a girl transformed by the power and divinity of the female spirit, into the canon of modern-day heroines. Lily and her fierce-hearted black stand-in mother escape the racism of their hometown and find refuge with an eccentric trio of black beekeeping sisters, whose world of bees, honey, and the Black Madonna is mesmerizing.” Available in print, on audio CDs, and as an eBook.

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Uncanny Valley: A Memoir

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  • Post last modified:August 19, 2020

Anna Wiener pops open the Silicon Valley bubble as only an insider can. "Part coming-of-age-story, part portrait of an already-bygone era." Available in print. Check its availability.

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