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SPIRITUAL focus on books

Not-so-hidden blessings

From the August 23, 2004 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel


Many readers of modern novels have delighted in Sue Monk Kidd's The Secret Life of Bees (Penguin Books, New York, 2002)—a coming-of-age story in which love triumphs over several aspects of the racial violence and unrest in the American South in the early 1960s. The book has been on The New York Times bestseller list for more than 75 weeks.